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icebox
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computer crashed

Hello

My old computer crashed with the Xsite Pro software on it, and there is no way to recover anything from my old computer. I didn't have anything backed up ether, a big mistake by my part.

I have a new computer now, and have a few websites on the net that I built with Xsite Pro. Can you please help me on how I can get the websites from the internet back on the Xsite Pro software with my new computer so I can keep making changes and building my websites?

Is it possible to transfer my domain names back to Xsite Pro without loosing my search engine rankings that took me 2 years to get ranked on the first page of Google?

I looked all through the forum and knowledge base of Xsite Pro and couldn't find a good answer for this.

Thanks for your support,
Mitch
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michellerana
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If you don't have a backup, you cannot restore the website from the Internet. You will just have to recreate your website.

However, you could try to use some software to retrieve your files. One thing that I love to use is the GetDataBack software: http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm

Please also try to contact XsitePro's support through this link: http://intellimon.helpserve.com. I'm sure they'll be able to help you out.

Also try to contact your hosting company. I believe they regularly create back ups of their client files. Maybe they could send you a copy.

You could still use the same domain names for your sites. Just reinstall XSitePro on your new PC. You just need to create another project and add your web pages. After recreating your sites, I suggest that you back up your site regularly and export it. Save a copy on your hard drive and on a CD.

All the best and Merry Christmas! :)
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hardnova01
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In most situations for ranked sites, google has cached a copy and you can simply view your last cached results for your site and at least get back the information you had posted, including images. A last resort is the Internet Way Back Machine which is a routinely updated archive of the entire Internet. Beyond that, back it up if you want to keep it safe. GetDataBack is great IF your HDD still functions, if not, software can not help you.

icebox wrote:Hello

My old computer crashed with the Xsite Pro software on it, and there is no way to recover anything from my old computer. I didn't have anything backed up ether, a big mistake by my part.

I have a new computer now, and have a few websites on the net that I built with Xsite Pro. Can you please help me on how I can get the websites from the internet back on the Xsite Pro software with my new computer so I can keep making changes and building my websites?

Is it possible to transfer my domain names back to Xsite Pro without loosing my search engine rankings that took me 2 years to get ranked on the first page of Google?

I looked all through the forum and knowledge base of Xsite Pro and couldn't find a good answer for this.

Thanks for your support,
Mitch
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cecille.l
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Hi Mitch,

I have a new computer now, and have a few websites on the net that I built with Xsite Pro. Can you please help me on how I can get the websites from the internet back on the Xsite Pro software with my new computer so I can keep making changes and building my websites?


I don't think XSitePro has the capability of importing pages from existing websites. You might want to use another website editing tool that has this function, like Dreamweaver.

Another option is to recreate your site using Wordpress. Your site is still up so you can copy your articles on to Wordpress and set 301 redirects from your old site to the new Wordpress site. This way you get to keep your ranking and traffic.

Is it possible to transfer my domain names back to Xsite Pro without loosing my search engine rankings that took me 2 years to get ranked on the first page of Google?


I am not sure what you mean about this. You can't import sites back to XSite Pro so I don't think you can put your domain names back into the software.

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Hi Mitch

Not sure I fully understand your questions, here is my advise:

>> My old computer crashed with the Xsite Pro software on it, and there is no way to recover anything from my old computer. I didn't have anything backed up ether, a big mistake by my part.

Is the hard disk crashed? Or other part of the computer? You can try to get an external HDD drive to test the hard disk.

>> I have a new computer now, and have a few websites on the net that I built with Xsite Pro. Can you please help me on how I can get the websites from the internet back on the Xsite Pro software with my new computer so I can keep making changes and building my websites?

You can FTP to your hosting account, You can find all the files create by XSitePro there.

>> Is it possible to transfer my domain names back to Xsite Pro without loosing my search engine rankings that took me 2 years to get ranked on the first page of Google?

There is no relationship between the ranking and XSitepro. All the files are your hosting account.

The tricky part is how to import the existing web pages back to XSitepro. You will have a hard time to sync these pages back to XSitepro. If you do not have many web pages, you can choose to create a new XSitepro project, then recreate these page. You can use Wordpress as well.

Make sure that all your web pages follow the same name and extension so that all your page is still valid to the search engine. What you do not want is to allow the search engine thinking that the website is totally refresh, as you might loss your search indexes and ranking.


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icebox
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Thanks for all of your responses and help,

Happy Holidays!
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cecille.l
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Hi Mitch,

You're welcome! We're glad to help. :)

Happy Holidays!
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icebox
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Hi Cecille,

I think I will change my site to Wordpress maybe google will like that better. I'm not worried about the front page of putting it on wordpress because the domain name will be the same and I wont loose the back links.

It's just inner pages that might change, I wonder if my off page back links will still point the inner pages?

But when you say, copy articles and set 301 redirects from your old site to the new Wordpress site. Do you know of any good tutorials, videos that can help me because I have never done this before.

Thanks again,
Mitch
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cecille.l
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Hi Mitch,

You can refer to this lesson on 301 redirects. If you created backlinks to inner pages that you will lose during the transition, then I suggest you redirect the links from the old to the new one. This is so that your backlinks would point to the new location of the article and not the old one.

Hope that helps. Happy New Year!
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michellerana
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Yes, you'll have to do some 301 redirects because all your backlinks will be pointing to yourpage.php or yourpage.html and Wordpress pages don't have .php or .html on the end.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

Happy new year!
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