Well yeah – if you really want to truly have control over your stuff you WOULD keep the server in your closet. But still need to back it up somewhere physically far away, in case of fire etc, right? As it is, I have SOME control over data on my domain, but I am trusting the hosting provider (you guys, Tim) to keep it safe from loss, hacking, etc. And to not bring up backups of stuff I deleted to later use em against me or whatevs.

It’s more control but it’s not full control.