Big problem on my website on IONOS webhosting!

Hi all,

A bad news is that the database of this blog was reverted to 3 years ago due to some technical problem. I have used 1and1 IONOS as hosting service for my websites for the last 10 years, but now it seems that the database for the blog was overwritten with an old backup because everything is as it was 3 years ago in January 2017. How could it have happened?

I have contacted 1and1 IONOS to try to fix the issue, but they denied that it is their fault and did not have any backup older than 7 days. And my own backup is a little bit old… This is unfortunate. Thus, I think that maybe all blog posts of the last three years are lost (maybe 50+ posts). Anyway, this can of things happen, and I will continue the blog again soon…

But this time, I will not trust the 1and1 hosting service and do my own backups more often.

I am now trying to recover old posts through the Internet Wayback Machine and the cache of web search engines… I have recovered a dozen posts already and will continue but it may take some time.

Update: After several hours, I think that I have recovered most of the missing blog posts… but maybe there are some broken links. At least, most of the posts are not lost.

Update on October 2020: I still have more problems with the IONOS database service of 1and1 :-/ This time my forum has gone offline for several days due to their database server going offline.


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5 Responses to Big problem on my website on IONOS webhosting!

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  2. Brendan Vail says:

    I had this happen to me too. Lost any entire site. Everything.

  3. Eric Stahl says:

    Been there as well… I am currently updating my database from 5.5 to 5.7… Why is this my job? I pay them too much to have to man handle database upgrades! Its about time to move my sites!

    • Yes…. Thanks for sharing your experience too. I see that I am not alone and currently looking at where to move my websites… Not sure what is the best alternative… 1and1 have gradually increase their price.. I guess there must be some cheaper alternatives.

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