How can I restore a site without a backup?

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MOokamiP
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2012-03-13 8:41 pm EST

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Deleted public_html files so I could just copy all the files in www folder, didn't realize it deleted everything. I never made a backup, is their anything I can do?
Might I be lucky enough that it's stored somewhere, cached in my browser, etc..

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Tim S.
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2012-03-14 7:37 am EST
Hi MmOokamiP,

Thanks for posting your question. I'm sorry you removed your website. I'm more than happy to assist you. We store one backup that runs every 24 to 36 hours. We may have a copy of the site, however, if the backups for the evening have already run, it may be too late.

I've touched base with my tech support to see if we could restore your website from a backup. We renamed your current public_html folder to public_html_old and placed the backup that we had in the public_html folder. You live site should now be displaying the backed up contents of the folder we had on file.

If this is not what you want, you can rename the current public_html to publice_html_backup and then rename your public_html_old file to public_html and it should restore the contents of what you placed there after you deleted everything.

Please keep in mind, we recommend that you maintain your own regular backups, especially if you are working with files and deleting them. While we do maintain backups, we cannot guarantee we will have one to restore for you in the future. Here's an article on backing up your website:

Backing up your website

I hope this helps! If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.

Thanks!

Tim S

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