After talking to a rep from my hosting company, it dawned on me that the blog is REALLY gone, along with 7 years of milestones, stories, events, and homeschool posts. And there’s nothing I can do about it.
So how did it vanish? They told me that their backup of May 11, 2014 no longer include the website, meaning, it got deleted before that. Too bad that their backup supersedes the previous backups so should I have checked that it was missing BEFORE May 11, 2015, there was a huge chance of it getting restored.
Who deleted it? Were there any chances of sabotage? Their system says no, all logins that came in were from me. So…it dawned on me (again!) that I probably deleted it by accident. I counted the days and it could have been deleted first week of May — a time when I was so absorbed in my own little drama, feeling depressed like it was my first time to be eaten by a serious financial problem. THERE.
The lesson here? NEVER tweak your cPanel when you’re depressed and to ALWAYS, ALWAYS BACKUP.
How Can I Recover It? I was given two options: restore the backups from February 15, 2010 or the one from May 19, 2015. Neither. Both are useless.
So here I am, gathering everything that I could from cached pages and slowly re-building the website. It is time consuming, tedious and frustrating, but there is a reason behind all these. MAYBE, the website really needed some facelift (sana na download ko man lang ang XML di ba?), or MAYBE, it was a way to get rid of all those links that the website has accumulated over the years.