Nine months of content is missing from my website

Any new visitors to this site may notice that it looks a bit bare, with the most recent published article from March 14 as I write this post. My site went down over the weekend, and though it’s back online, roughly nine months of content is missing.

I hate when this happens. In the six and a half years my site has existed, this is maybe the third time I’ve lost content over what I presume is a server crash. The last time, two years ago, I lost three months of articles. This is the most that’s disappeared in one fell swoop. I feel nauseous writing this.

Every article I publish is automatically sent to me via WordPress, so I have the option to manually republish everything. I really don’t want to do this, for a number of reasons. But I’ll try and get at least a few big posts from the past several months up.

If anyone has ideas about how to prevent this kind of thing from happening in the future, I’m all ears. I’m really tired of this happening.

3 Replies to “Nine months of content is missing from my website”

  1. Sounds to me like you have an incompetent hosting provider. WordPress is a mysql-based app, so there should be a nightly backup of the underlying database done so that any “crash” would at most lose a day’s worth of comments/posts/activity.

    I’d be questioning your provider and asking why they cna’t recover from the previous night’s backup.

    No reason to change platforms; WP is the leading blogging software out there and millions of people use it just fine.

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