Started Making $$, But hosting will expire. How do I backup Site?

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  1. Hiobot

    Hiobot Junior Member

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    Hi guys. My site started getting traffic and I started making few cents. My hosting is also expiring in 4 days and I don't have money to renew it. What I plan to do is let it expire, then get a discount price for hosting at a far cheaper price (like a first time user) and reupload the the site again.

    I have never done something like this before, I plan to use Updraftplus plugin to back it up to google drive and restore it when I get a new hosting. I want to know if it'll work, I don't want to ruin my hardwork and first time making money from a website.
     
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    Thanks. Will my posts also restore with same url, because I don't want to lose SEO?
     
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    I agree with the guy above. You can use a duplicator. Another thing, the new hoster should be able to provide you a free transfer. Generally, to help prevent downtime, they will move over the website first then have you switch name servers :) Oh and if you need help, I dont mind helping free of charge of course :)
     
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    I went to test out that duplicator plugin with my other domain. Everything was successfully imported but there are 2 problems. On the original site, everything redirects to the domain I used for testing. 2. The database created for the test does not appear in my list of databases. I'll PM you now.
     
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    Prefix www.
    if your site is yoursite.com, add www before the URL.

    Example - www.yoursite.com/installer.php

    This will resolve your redirect issue
     
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    I'm far past that stage. What I'm saying is that example1.com that I backed up and imported in example2.com worked fine. But now, example1.com is redirecting me to example2.com and I believe it has to do with the database, but I don't have any idea how to configure databases.
     
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    Weird.
    you are saying your original site is redirecting to duplicated site.
    I have no idea because your original site is untouched by the plugin.
    It could be other way because i have experienced, Example2.com redirects to Example1.com
     
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    I know why it's like that. When setting up the database of example2.com with the installer.php, I didn't create a new api, and I chose "create new database and backup old one"
    I was unable to create a new database, so I chose that option. Choosing the option just updated the database of Example1.com and redirected all domain url instances and it also renamed the original database to structures to xp__123bah__wp_bch_country. So all I had to do was delete all the current ones and then I started removing the prefix xp_123blah__. When I completed renaming everything, the site was back alive. The hosting expires in a day time.
     
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    If your site is hosted on a cpanel server you can use the backup manager and make a backups and then when you get your new host then you can just restore the backups
     
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    I don't know how to do that one. The cpanel options on the old ipage host doesn't display a backup option.
     
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    People, i'm having a hard time with this thing. I have used the Duplicator plugin to restore the site, but the site is not loading. HTTP 500 error. What do I do?
     
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    depending on your host this might actually end up costing you more money or you'll have to wait a redemption period in order to get the cheaper rates. not sure if this is with every hosting provider but This recently happend to me. i let my domain and hosting expire i either had to pay more then the original fee or wait 2-3 months for my domain to become available again. just a heads up. * edit* forgot to throw in updraft plus works good ive used it myself to back up myself
     
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    Okay, thanks for the insight DeanFieldz
     
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    Site is running now, as I renamed the theme folder to theme_off, the site loaded up immediately. The problem now is how do I resolve the issue?
     
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    how is the traffic coming to your site ?
    same as the day , your last hosting expired ?
     
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    Hosting expired. I wasn't able to make the site live for some days, so I have low traffic now (like almost back to the start)