A Brummie Dude
Warrens.dad is the backup. he has all the input on the site. if God for bid anything does happen. so don't be a pessimist be optimistic. look on the bright side of life.....First can I say think you to everyone who works on creating, maintaining and supporting this site, it is an amazing site and I promote it a lot when I meet people in Birmingham.
Also a big thanks to warren for upgrading the server and keeping it running.
I use this site every day, most times more than once a day, and many people would be upset if the web site went away.
From what warren has been saying above it does sound as though your server is a "local" server that you have access to, maybe in your house or on your business site (rather than a "remote" server in a huge server complex run by an outside company).
And while not wishing to be a doomonger are there any emergency plans if anything goes wrong?
For example what if the server was stolen, or there was a fire or flood where the server is stored.
Also what if (heaven forbid) warren got very ill, or worse, and could no longer maintain the web site?
Is there anyone who knows how to run the site if warren could not?
Are details of how to set up and run the site written down anywhere so that someone else could take over?
Are the server password and other details written down anywhere?, are details of how to recreate the site from a backup written down anywhere?
As an example of why emergency "plans" are important my wife is in an amateur theatre group.
One of the men in their group did a lot of the admin and looked after their web site, social media pages (Facebook etc), did all the financial accounts, maintained their ticket web site and much much more.
Recently he died unexpectedly and now they find they cant logon to all his various web sites etc as nobody had the logons and passwords. They recently did a show and found they could not sell tickets online as nobody knew how to get on to the ticket site, also they could not promote it very well as they could not update their web site or Facebook page etc.
I am not being negative (I am trying to be positive). I used to work in the computer business so I am aware of the need for good backups and details of what to do in an emergency.
As I said, I would hate for this web site to "go away" because of the lack of written down details of what to do in an emergency.