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Handy tips

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Brogan, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    When deleting an FTP account via cPanel, make sure you don't also delete the files uploaded via that account or you might find your site no longer works and you have to restore from a 6 day old backup :rolleyes:

    Just saying...
  2. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I corrupted my hosting account once :D.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Me too :D
  4. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Looks like someone learned a valuable lesson today...;)
  5. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

    Yet another handy tip:
    When changing ownership on files, please make sure you're in the right directory.
    Had a client chown -R user:user from / a couple weeks back. Needless to say, it involved a very long restore period ;)
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

  7. glorify

    glorify Well-Known Member

    In phpadmin, if you accidentally hit the database delete button, there's no pop up that asks you "Are you sure?", it justs deletes it.

    Just sayin.
  8. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

    Hope for backups?
  9. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Good thread...

    When moving your forum to a new server don't forget to move all the files, not just the DB.

    My technical administrator moved about 5 sites and forgot the directory files where all the attachments resided for one of the forums, we lost all of attachments (which hurt a lot of threads) when the hosting account was closed, by then too late, now I delete the old placeholders from threads when I find them and replace what I can.
  10. glorify

    glorify Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that was before I was smart enough to have back ups. Maybe that should have went in the biggest fail thread lol.
  11. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    When deleting files through Cpanel file manager, browser-specific bugs may occur. For example, marking all files and them not showing up as marked.
    This may result in accidentally deleting every single file on your site except for the one you meant to delete, when not heeding the "are you sure" warning.
  12. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Thought I was the only one who managed to forget the attachments when moving hosting. :oops:
  13. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    LOL, I'm sure thousands have made the same mistake over the years.

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