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08-09-2005, 12:27 PM
Backing up while webhost is down

If you forgot to back your content up, sometimes it IS possible to retrieve it when your webhost is down & both URL & IP addresses don't work [this will not work with all hosts!]

1. If you don't know what your webhost's IP address is, go to this site & look it up by typing in the address of your webhost.

2. Login using the IP address as the address. Use the same username & password that you signed up with in the first place.

All of your files should be there. Unfortunately, you won't have access to any database files, unless you backed them up or they were backed up automatically & saved in a zip file. You should have access to your mail folder, so you can save any emails you want.

I figured I'd post this here, because I told some others to do this. They needed their sites up right away & these steps worked perfectly for them. This is especially good if you plan on switching webhosts right away.

Good luck!

08-09-2005, 23:26 PM
Looks cool. Thanks

08-19-2005, 17:36 PM
Excellent tips, hopefully it will come in handy if my host ever goes down and doesn't come back up.

02-01-2014, 07:40 AM
It was great tips thanks for sharing with us