123-Reg a UK based web hosting company has suffered an outage over the weekend that affected a number of VPS customers. One of 123-Reg’s customers posted an explanation of what had happen to their website and that they were now operating from a backup server.
123-Reg customers have been advised by the web host if they have a local backup copy to do a rebuild or fresh installation of their files. 123-Reg is still working to restore the data from the servers. The cause of the outage according to the customer that contacted The Register, is a bad script was ran that deleted everything on the servers.