1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Lost all content after switching hosting???

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by voyger, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. voyger

    voyger Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    1
    So i have a list of blogs for seo and i was with a shitty hosting company and found out that all the sites were not getting crawled. When i switched Hosting to another Hosting Co. all the content got deleted, which sucks ANy help? Is there any way to get that back? they were all wp sites.
     
  2. HFlame7

    HFlame7 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    156
    All the content got deleted from the database or from one of the search engines (as in de-indexed)?
     
  3. voyger

    voyger Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    1
    All the content got Deleted from the Database after i switched hosting
     
  4. HFlame7

    HFlame7 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    156
    Did you have any backups? If not, I would ask your old host if they made any backups of your site (specifically your database).

    Most hosts run backups without people knowing. I say most because I don't know if yours did or not. But it's worth a shot to check with them.

    If you can get an old backup, it would be easy for you to restore the lost content.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. voyger

    voyger Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    1
    Does this normally happen if you switch hosting?
     
  6. HFlame7

    HFlame7 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    156
    It depends. I always recommend doing this when switching hosts:

    1. Make backups of all of your site files and databases from the old host.
    2. Move/restore your database at the new host.
    3. Move all of your files over to the new host.

    That's just a general rule of mine.

    My question is this: What did you do when you switched your host? Also, did you make a backup of your old database?
    This will help in solving the problem.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  7. volund

    volund Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,158
    Likes Received:
    728
    Occupation:
    Trying to make a buck or two
    Location:
    NW Arkansas

    What exact steps did you take when you moved your sites?

    Is your old hosting accounts still active or have you already canceled them?
     
  8. Imhotep

    Imhotep Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    183
    Occupation:
    white women
    Location:
    Hell
    I hate site moving really, I try to do it umm NEVER, but before you just MUST backup everything, I usually do an ftp download to one of my own machines as well as an export of the DB. There are tools for Wordpress if you use that, the price of 30 to 60 bucks is well worth it in the long run trust me.