Hi, my WP-Site was attacked, so I made a backup from the httpdocs-folder and after I deleated the whole web-directory. First I thougt, I just can upload the httpdocs-folder new, but the database is missing. Now my questions, what steps I have to do to recreate my site?
I already tried to creat a new mysql-database with the informations I found in wp-config.php, but after the page was still not working.
Marko Nikolic answers:
do you have a copy of db? Did you delete it as well when you deleted all files from httdocs folder?
If not, you should be able to reupload all files including wp-config.php and site should be online again. But I advice you to scan your site in order to find which files have been attacked. I recommend [[LINK href="http://sucuri.net/"]]Sucuri scan website[[/LINK]] and [[LINK href="http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exploit-scanner/"]]Exploit scanner WP plugin[[/LINK]].
If you need more help, let me know.
Simone Fuchs comments:
No, I have no copy of the db, I only have the httpdocs-files. The whole db is gone...
Marko Nikolic comments:
I am affraid your only option is to ask your hosting provider to place the latest copy they have (they should be creating backups from time to time).
In the meantime, I think it would be good idea to create new WP installation and scan files with services I mentioned in previous post. If you need help about that, I can do it for you.
If for some reason you can't get a database backup from your hosting provider, you could try as a <strong>last resort</strong> to check out your webpage in <strong>Google Cache</strong>, like this for www.wpquestions.com :
or <strong>The Wayback Machine</strong>, like this for www.wpquestions.com:
Read more about it here:
Here is a Google Cache Browser:
If you are lucky, you might recover some of your lost content ;-)
Asad Iqbal answers:
There is no way actually to get back the site without help of hosting provider. Which hosting you are using currently? They must have a support ticket option. Go there and submit a support ticket asking for a backup. Then scan the files, install a fresh copy of WordPress, import the database, upload the theme folder and 'uploads' folder. I hope this way you get your site up.
For future reference, I've found this plugin to be absolutely amazing:
(not that it helps now, but could save you time in the future)