[resolved] Restore WordPress site from FTP (4 posts)

  1. adrenalinegirl
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello there community,

    My hosting was cut, but I have the full ftp files from the site.
    I am looking to restore my wordpress site to full capacity.

    I copied all the files to the new hosting, and changed the database information in wp-config.
    When I launched the site, it had wordpress install, made me create a new user and all my content is now missing.

    How do I get this back? Extract it from ftp somehow?



  2. Kim09
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I assume that you have both the files and the database backup.

    1. In the new host, prepare your new database.
    2. Upload WordPress files via FTP.
    3. Then import your old database from backup in your new database via phpMyAdmin.
    4. Edit your wp-config.php to match with the new database on the step 1 above.

    Reference: http://codex.wordpress.org/Restoring_Your_Database_From_Backup

    Without database backup from the old site, you can't restore a WordPress site.

  3. adrenalinegirl
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Kim09, i completely forgot I had auto-backups set up. Seems to be back up and running! much appreciated

  4. Kim09
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad to hear it :D Cheers!

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