In 2004 having taken the reins of IT duties for Windy City Parrot, I moved the website from a desktop server under Catherine’s desk to a server somewhere that I forget, but within a few months enough web hosts pissed me off until I ended up on a Wolfpaw server in Tenafly, New Jersey.
We’ve been in the cloud for 15 years.
In 2005 when our Milwaukee Street (Chicago) facility burned to the ground.
Had our website been on Catherine’s desktop server with all the local backup we would have lost the entire website and would’ve had to start from scratch.
With the site on a remote server we just needed new computers so we could talk to the Internet once again.