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How can you restore your website if you don't have a backup?



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How can you restore your website if you don't have a backup?

Is it possible to restore contents of a website if the site was was either expired, and/or hosting expired? How can a webmaster restore their website if they do not have a backup? How do you get back the mySQL data? If you can't restore a webiste, how do you go about asking the hosting provider for a backup, if they automatically do it for their clients? Or is it impossible, and you will just have to regretfully start the website all over again?

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Lynne

Oooh that must hurt if it happens! I don't know the answer. My sister developed my website and she takes care of that side of things.




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ShwetaPrasad

It seems very hard problem of not having any backups. Ask web hosting providers, if they can provide you with best solutions.




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MasterA

What do you mean by your website expired? Do you mean domain? The domain has absolutely nothing to do with your files. Even if your domain expires, it won’t affect your files, they will still be there as long as your hosting account is still valid but you won’t be able to access those files using that domain anymore. If your hosting expired and you have not renewed it, then you should renew it immediately. Normally hosts keep your files for a certain period before deleting them. Hosts do take backups of your files but if you don’t pay your hosting fees, then there is a chance that they will delete your backups. If there is no way to get your backups back, then you have lost all your files and it cannot be retrieved without a backup.




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Corzhens

What I understand with the website files is that it has a duplicate somewhere because it is tested in a way before being uploaded to the host provider’s server. There are host providers who provide an automatic backup for the site’s files so that in case of a technical problem the site can be easily uploaded again. When the domain name expires then the files are still in the host provider’s server which you can get a copy of.




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