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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.

Answers (5)

2013-02-17

Marko Nikolic answers:

Hi,

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.

Thanks


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.

2013-02-17

Dbranes answers:

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 :

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:www.wpquestions.com


or <strong>The Wayback Machine</strong>, like this for www.wpquestions.com:

http://web.archive.org/*/http://www.wpquestions.com

Read more about it here:

[[LINK href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Using_the_Wayback_Machine"]]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Using_the_Wayback_Machine[[/LINK]]

Here is a Google Cache Browser:

[[LINK href="http://cache.nevkontakte.com/"]]http://cache.nevkontakte.com/[[/LINK]]


If you are lucky, you might recover some of your lost content ;-)

2013-02-17

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.

2013-02-18

Ellah Alzona answers:

Call or Email your hosting provider and ask them if they have a backup copy of your website.

2013-02-20

cunningfox answers:

For future reference, I've found this plugin to be absolutely amazing:

[[LINK href="http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/duplicator/"]]http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/duplicator/[[/LINK]]

(not that it helps now, but could save you time in the future)

Good luck!