Recovering from website disasters

When disaster strikes, who you gonna call? This guide compiles tips from industry insiders on what to do when your website is attacked or stolen and how to resolve domain name problems.

Text by Sean McManus
Illustrations by The Boy Fitz Hammond

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This article is split into four sections. You can read them in turn, or jump straight to the one that addresses your current problems:

Part One

  • My site has been dropped by search engines
  • My host has gone bust
  • Someone's snapped up my domain name

Part Two

  • My website has been hacked
  • My site has been hit by a denial of service attack

Part Three

  • My website has been ripped off

Part Four

  • There's libel in my forum
  • My server has broken
  • Related links

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