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My domain (co.cc) has closed down! (11 posts)

  1. a_tifoosi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all,

    I have a personal blog that uses the free co.cc domain that has recently closed down. I'd like to know how I can change it to another domain (if possible free).

    I have tried to access the data of the site through FTP, although it doesn't work either. I don't have back-ups... As you can see, I don't know much about informatics, so I'm basically lost.

    BTW, the blog is http://www.goudronnage.co.cc

    Many thanks for your help.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where was it hosted? They are the ones you'd need to contact to get your data.

    You can set up a free site using WordPress.COM -- though using your own domain name is not free.

    Free domain names are probably inherently a bad idea...
    http://www.dailyblogtips.com/google-removed-all-co-cc-domains-from-its-index/

  3. a_tifoosi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the answer, WPyogi.

    It's hosted in http://www.000webhost.com. I have just logged in and it seems that I have access to the files, MySQL and everything, although I don't know what to do next.

    Thanks.

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You'll need to contact your host providers.

  5. a_tifoosi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Andrew!

  6. alcares
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am afraid none of us really responded to a_tifoosi :)

    He already said he got access to his files and everything, so there's not much his host providers can do.

    This is a WordPress question then: how to recover posts and pages from an offline blog?

    I am also interested in getting this solution.

  7. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Log into the database with PHPMyAdmin and download a full dump of the database. Also use ftp to copy all of the files.

    Then you can do a search & replace on the db backup to replace instances of the old domain with a new one. A tool which takes serialized data into consideration such as http://interconnectit.com/124/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/ is best, but will require more work to setup as needs to be run on a live database, whereas a simple search & replace can be performed in a text editor.

  8. alcares
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WOW Cube, this is really useful!
    Thanks!

    I was wondering if such a transplant would work, thanks for confirming!

    I assume this will bring in also all the installed plugins, themes etc... not just post and pages.
    Is that correct?

  9. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you have all of the files and a current db backup taken at the same time, yes you should be able to use these to restore the whole site to another host by using the serialized search & replace tool (& editing the wp-config.php to reflect the db credentials of the new host). If you preform a simple text search & replace in a text editor you will corrupt any data stored in serialized arrays such as some plugin settings (unless you are replacing with a string with one containing the same number of characters).

    I usually use a local copy of the db (on XAMPP) to perform a serialized Search & replace and then create a new live one to import the edited version to, so the existing one is not destroyed until I have a new 'good' one.

  10. a_tifoosi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks a lot, alcares and cubecolour.

    I will try what you have explained and will keep you informed.

  11. alcares
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @a_tifoosi
    no prob, glad to have helped.

    @cubecolour
    I am afraid I have never taken a DB backup but I suppose that with cPanel I can do it anyway.
    Unless it must be a backup with the blog still live.

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