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racheljlphillips
02-03-2010, 04:12 AM
Okay... lets start at the beginning. I recently switched my hosting to Voda and now, my website looks like this www.lighthouseofdexter.org (http://www.lighthouseofdexter.org) this is my temp site url I was provided with http://75.126.104.131/~lighthou/ . Obviously, I have to do something to get my site to actually show up as it was. I have already changed the name servers to point at bluevoda. What am I supposed to do now?

Help?

Collectors-info
02-03-2010, 05:37 AM
Create your 1st page & name it index in all lower case letters & save. Then press publish. This will be your home page.

racheljlphillips
02-03-2010, 05:43 AM
are you telling me that the website I had is now gone forever? I had a website I simply wanted to redesign. Am I now starting from scratch?

Collectors-info
02-03-2010, 05:54 AM
Ah! Did you have a website with another server & what was this site built with? I am assuming you have the files for your old site on your computer? If so! these need uploading to your public_html directory.

racheljlphillips
02-03-2010, 05:58 AM
okay, here is where I suppose things get complicated. I have just recently taken over this site. I did not build the previous site but know it was built in Adobe Contribute. Do I need to cross my fingers someone has saved copies of the pages?

Collectors-info
02-03-2010, 06:49 AM
Yes! if you cant access the old server that the files were on to make copy's.

racheljlphillips
02-03-2010, 06:53 AM
you mean my old host? would any of the files be in the registrar or any other place I could possibly look?

Collectors-info
02-03-2010, 07:10 AM
Assuming you still have access to the old server & have not asked them to close the account, all the files will still be there. You might find the old host has a back up? but wouldn't hold a lot of hope of them finding it for you, if your leaving them.