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Web hosting company recycle bin?


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Hi there,

What i want to know is that if a hosting company hosts your website and you log into your server space where you website is, and you use an ftp, if you delete files and folders etc, will they go in a recycle bin on the server that the company own or will it be gone forever?
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Well that really depends on the server. it's not really a recucle bin though it's more a back up database in most cases they can be recovered but it's not quite as simple as a recycle bin
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It really depends on your host. At GTGhosting we have backup drives in all our servers that backup data every night. We save daily, weekly, and monthly backups. However, you should never rely solely on your host for backups. Backup your site locally to a CD/DVD, or remotely to another server. GNAX offers a good off-site backup alternative.
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Ok thanks!

I will look into it with my host.

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Mine has a Trash bin useable only if you are logged in and using the CPanel's File Manager to delete files. The files stay in the trash bin for 7 days. Not selectable by me so I set up a backup for the whole site from the CPanel Controls and have an e-mail sent to me when it's done. I can do a manual backup at anytime.

Using FTP, causes file(s) to be "deleted" and do not seem to show up in Trash bin if I log in and check. No problem with this as I mirror my entire site on a Flash Drive which I can carry with me anywhere. Extremely large sites will be limited by the current capacities of the Flash Drives, but external USB drives are another good choice and reasonable in price.

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