True website protection requires one to back up their files almost every day in a safe place. It might be tedious and might involve the creation of multiple copies, but when saved on Google Drive or other cloud based hosting services, the website will be safe. This is not always the case, though, and many times people find themselves losing their files and sometimes the whole of their websites with one wrong move. This often happens without warning for any number of reasons. Luckily, with this tutorial, restoring one’s website without back-up has been made easier.
Not everyone understands the need for website backups. In fact, some people do not even understand that their websites could be hacked and lost completely. Even for those who back up their websites regularly, there is no guarantee these backups can be used at the right moment to restore one’s files. In cases where one reaches the disk space limit with their web hosting provider, this can easily happen. Make sure to have enough disk space for backups. An important add-on to remember is that it is not recommended to save backups in the same servers.
While unnatural, one might find themselves completely unable to restore their files with a backup fully saved and available. The only way to avoid such a scenario is to save backups daily in a different server. To be as close to a hundred percent as possible, create two different external servers for the same daily backup.
If all files have been lost, here are some ideas to follow to restore one’s website.
The first step is the restoration with Goggle cache. This shows a cached version of the site, with a message at the top that this is only a cached version and not the real deal. Popular bloggers and webmasters will find this to be a true godsend and might save them a lot in revenue. Browse the website as it was in the last day s before the attack and search for a cached version. Type the following URL onto the browser.
The example.com represents the user’s domain name. Users who have lost a few pages can restore them this way. Larger losses, however, requires more work. A clever trick is to copy the source code of the page and pasting it onto the new server, followed by a copy and paste of the content.
Web archive is another tool, one of the oldest and largest web archives. The only problem with this tool is that many of the pages are broken or even non-functional, so one is not guaranteed much. On the plus side, one can browse their website on any month or day. Just like the Google cache, one has to browse their websites, copy the pages from the archive and paste them into the actual server.
Backing up might seem complicated but all that effort will come in handy when problems arise. Even with the paid backup services, it is still important to have backups in more sites than one.