Public_html gone and ftp as well. Help!!!

by TimK06
10 replies
Guys I was in the process of updating the website for my church.
I installed wordpress and though all was well.

I was noticing the old site was still displaying after the installation of wordpress.

But instead of coming here to ask how to remove it and proceed i tried to go off memory and I deleted the public_html and the ftp.

Being that it's the church's cpanel I don't have access to stored information. Is there a way to restore it and get the site back up so that I no longer get the 404 error that the site is not on the web?

I hope there's a quick fix.
Thanks for your help in advance.
#ftp #publichtml
  • Profile picture of the author usmantech
    looks like there are slim chances if i understand correctly. Even Wordpress is installed in Pulic_HTML. So looks like you deleted the old site as well as the newly installed wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Myles Sinclair
    Originally Posted by TimK06 View Post

    ".....Is there a way to restore it and get the site back up so that I no longer get the 404 error that the site is not on the web?

    I hope there's a quick fix.
    Thanks for your help in advance....."
    If you contact the host as soon as possible they may have backups they can restore from. It probably won't include your latest changes involving Wordpress, but at least you'll be back to where you started.

    If they don't have backups, they should at least be able to recreate public_html folder. You can then use the wayback machine to recreate the site - Internet Archive: Wayback Machine

    Good luck. I'm sure the church will forgive you. It's part of their job!
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    • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
      Originally Posted by Myles Sinclair View Post

      You can then use the wayback machine to recreate the site - Internet Archive: Wayback Machine
      The databases would still be there, so you won't need to recreate the content, but photos and uploads might not be there.

      But how did you delete them? Through cPanel?
      They usually go to the "Trash" If you did you can restore them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Myles Sinclair
        Originally Posted by KirkMcD View Post

        The databases would still be there, so you won't need to recreate the content, but photos and uploads might not be there.

        But how did you delete them? Through cPanel?
        They usually go to the "Trash" If you did you can restore them.
        True, but I got the impression that the WP being a fresh install doesn't have any content. But that's just a guess, and I could be wrong.
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        • Profile picture of the author bigfoot12
          To the original OP


          I had this problem recently, and accidentally deleted my files on my cpanel.



          What I did then was just to create a new folder and call it public_html, and then the ftp.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Black 68
    Who is your hosting with?

    Back in December I deleted a massive fan site that had 10 years of work on it - I thought about jumping off the roof, but luckily I haven't got a head for heights!

    I had deleted everything - even the databases.

    I contacted Hostgator who had a full back up from the week before.
    They were very helpful.

    The next morning I turned my machine back on and it was as if I'd just had a bad dream.
    Everything was right back as it was before I'd begun.

    Good luck, hope you get it sorted.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Definitely contact your host. And best of skill in retrieving them!!
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    If you didn`t go over their inodes limits, Hostgator should have a copy of your backup. One phone call and they`ll restore it in under 24 hours.
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