Since the 6th of February, we have been receiving a large number of reports of website files having disappeared from hosting volumes vol1_7, vol1_8 and vol2_8.
On hosting volume vol1_7 and vol1_8 it has been confirmed that data corruption problem has occurred, that has resulted in the loss of the files of some accounts on these volumes. iFastNet is currently investigating if any data can be recovered, but this will likely take some time, and it’s unsure how much can be restored.
Hosting volume vol2_8 is still being investigated.
Hosting accounts located on hosting volumes vol1_7, vol1_8 and vol2_8. You can find the hosting volume of your account in the Details in the client area.
Websites on these volumes may see a basic page saying only “403 Access denied”.
Additionally, any htdocs folders on these accounts may appear empty.
There are also reports suggesting that FTP functionality on these volumes is impacted.
We are doing our best to get these issues resolved as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough details to tell how soon that will be.
It’s unclear yet if any files have been lost completely or are only temporarily unavailable. I will update this topic if there is more information surrounding this.
If you have a backup of your website files, you can try to restore it to your site. It’s unclear if we will be able to recover your website’s data, so restoring your website from your own backup will get it up and running faster and probably more complete.
If you don’t have a backup, you can try to restore your website using the existing database. By installing a fresh copy of the code of your website, and updating the configuration to use your existing database, you will probably be able to recovery most of your posts, pages and settings, since those are often stored in the database.
We are aware of the issue and are doing our best to get this resolved as soon as possible.
We completely understand that this may cause confusion and you will have additional questions. We are happy to provide any information we have to help you.
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