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[HELP] URGENT!!! my host closed it's doors, now I lost all my sites and VPS

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by wylie99, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. wylie99

    wylie99 Registered Member

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    Hi All,

    I had a VPS running an authority site as well as a few micro niche websites.
    The service went down 2 days ago, I waited a day for it to come back then sent in a ticket. No reply, I then contacted the owner via Skype and he told me they couldn't pay their bills and everything was taken away from them, and as a result, ALL my stuff is gone!!!!
    Of course, being a bit of a newbie (or an idiot) I didn't have anything backed-up.

    Of course I need to find another VPS but what can I do about all my data?

    ANY advice and tips will help!!

    THANKS BHW members.......

    Wylie

    PS. the hosting company is Lambhost, so if anyone else is with them they won't send you a message, I was lucky to have the owners Skype directly......so if you are with them, here's a "heads-up"!
     
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    Maybe ask them who is their provider and try to contact the provider. A long shot but give a try.
     
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    youtalkmedia Senior Member

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    that is berry unfortunate... they should have given you a heads up before shutting down. as stated above try to get from archive, or try to contact their provider. this is one of the reasons you need to be careful with who you chose as a host
     
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    See if the owner had backups, we keep ours on Amazon, but I usually have a copy at home as well. So he may have made one. Otherwise, try to contact his provider, they may be able to help you. Some will, some wont.

    Next time do what I tell all my clients -- dont trust me -- trust yourself! We send backups via dropbox or email to customers wanting them, you never know what will happen in this game! Make sure you keep them safe.

    Good Luck
     
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    try to contact by skype or not on top of already existing that provide a link for you, hope that helps ..
     
  8. mickyfu

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    And the moral of the story is always keep backups of your websites, whether your host does them automatically or not. How much work have you lost in terms of pages / posts?
     
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    rip form google cache or archive.org
     
  10. wylie99

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    Thanks guys... I have all my posts but dont have a proper list of all my plugins or my mods to my theme.
    I did send an email to his provider, will see what happens
     
  11. wylie99

    wylie99 Registered Member

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    Thanks I'll give it a try, i have the content but i did modify online for KW density

    I sent them an email, see what happens

    Lesson certainly learned the hard way


    My main site had almost 100 posts and pages
     
  12. wylie99

    wylie99 Registered Member

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    I'm trying to use this tool but it keeps telling me it doesn't have the pages archived..........
    WHat am I doing wrong? I know the pages are indexed by goog....
     
  13. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Next time don't choose a host just because of the price.
    Looks like they specialised in servers for Minecraft.

    Good Luck with restoring the site.

    In the meantime you should put something up so that any traffic isn't wasted.
     
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    You should always backup your sites
     
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    Hostwinds Power Member UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    Please add me on skype, we are interested in purchasing, the hosting company, and would like to get in touch with the owner. We will gladly pay all of the bills, and get everyone's data back, plus we will get everyone's websites back online!
     
  16. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    The Host was Lambhost, you can skype the owner : Skype Name obblebobbler
    Or contact them through twitter https://twitter.com/LambHost
     
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    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    Maybe you should try to read ALL 16 posts before you make a generic response and you would know.