13 Feb 12
18 Jun 12 5:39 pm
You say you backed up, but there are several parts of a WordPress blog and different ways of backing them all up (see below). So saying you "backed up" doesn't tell us whether you have everything you actually need in order to do a restore. One needs to know exactly what you backed up and how you did it. If Affilorama support staff say you can't restore, well - they should know.
I'm just another member here (though an expert webmaster), so I can't comment on that.
Why depend on your hosting service for backups? That's not a good proactive business practice.
Best to do it yourself AND also have the hosting service's backup as a "last ditch fail-safe".
Some hosting services don't even guarantee to backup your stuff (their legal department objects to that or such). That means if your hosting service isn't an excellent one, you CAN'T depend on their backups at all - they only backup for themselves, not for you.
As I discussed above, the http://www.WordPress.org
docs explain in detail how to do a complete backup to your own computer. And that WP-DBManager plugin is a big help along with the WP procedure.
Yes, this professional backup process may not be easy for newbies - but you can't be a newbie forever. If you're a serious online marketer, you either have to eventually learn to do this stuff, or hire someone (who works directly for you) to do it for you.
Here is a link to the WordPress Codex section on backing up:http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database
And here for restoring:http://codex.wordpress.org/Restoring_Your_Database_From_Backup
Hope this helps....