Originally Posted by AbbieRose
I think that ultimately even big companies can go belly up pretty fast when things go wrong. You could potentially look to have an agreement with the company-contracted-that states that they will warn you and give you X amount of notice before shutting servers down, and hence give you the chance to get your data off their servers.
Sounds like a good idea, however, I wouldn't expect that the agreement would really change the outcome. If the company goes out of business and doesn't provide the service through the end of their customers current contracts, even if they're month-to-month, they've already broke their agreement with their customers.