C-Panel Stupid FTP Feature – i Can’t Forget That Day

Few days back i did my biggest mistake in my professional life, i was feeling like i am gonna kill myself. everything was OK at the end but that all i can’t forget that all. I worked for a client from USA on some of his website. mostly my work related to modifications. i was having login info for whole C-Panel, and about 20 or more websites were hosted on that C-Panel. I am using C-Panel from last many years. So this problem is not related poor skills but to technical deficiencies. I am very proficient in using C-Panel or Plesk Panel etc. its actually one stupid feature in C-Panel for which i am writing this post.

So, by mistake when i was doing modifications, i created FTP for whole Cpanel and that covering All Files hosted and website. but i realize i should create FTP for only that website which actually need modifications. So then i deleted FTP that was created for whole Cpanel and in hurry i choose option “DELETE FTP and FILES” .. No Warning Message.. Direct Operation..¬† you can’t imagine it was only a second or part of second when i realized what i actually did… Whole server was empty within seconds in the front of my eyes……. YES i deleted entire server and all files. you can’t imagine¬† it was worst thing happen in my life. i was not ready to believe that happened all in actual. i was shocked. i was really too much shocked. i contacted client and told him about all situation, he was also shocked but that time was not to for that, he contacted support and technical team ASAP and they started their operation, after 1 hour of hard work we were able to restore everything to original position. nothing was lost during that operation. but we can’t forget those moments we spend until everything was restored. all those website were live and having traffic.

That was human mistake, but also part of Cpanel feature, this type of operation should create warning messages. so it can more reduce damage. if there was an error message for me when i push that button then that all was not going to happen.

at the end i want to say thanks to my client. he is one of best clients i have ever worked for.. we agreed on that this was human mistake as well as technical mistake in Cpanel. and major thing is that humans always learn from mistakes, that was thing that teach me some lessons.