13 Feb 12
25 May 12 4:17 pm
Sorry Conners88. Maybe someone else can think of something.
But if your previous hosting service doesn't keep their backups for a year (unlikely, and they have no obligation to do so - especially if you're not a current customer) and if your local copy is missing, and if you didn't make (and keep) your own backup copy on a CD or such - then where would it be recovered from?
Your domain name(s) may also be gone, if you didn't renew it/them. You can do a "WhoIs" search (if your domain name records were public) or check your registrar's website. Do a Google search on "whois", if you have questions on that.
It's a tough lesson, but one must always make backups and keep them safe.
There are websites that keep archives of old websites. If one of those still has a preserved copy of your old site, you could "view source" on each of the pages and copy the page code, or just copy the content (text, photos, links and all) to use as content to build a new site. Most web browsers can also save pages to your computer, but be sure that gets everything first - it may not. And it may be useful to print your old pages all out to a color printer for reference.
You could do a Google search to locate those "archive" websites.
Hope this helps...