What To Do If Your Website Reverts To An Old Format

As much as you don’t want to have them, website problems are unavoidable. You could have a near perfect SEO strategy and still have to deal with them! When problems arise, it’s important that you know how to handle them quickly so you don’t jeopardize your ranking status. One such problem is when your website reverts back to an old format. As baffling as that problem may be, there’s actually a few things that you can do to combat it. But, what are they – and where do you need to look to fix the issue? We break it down for you below!

Check Your Website’s Hosting

Often times, your website’s hosting will likely be the cause of the issue. This can be due to several reasons:

  • You forgot to renew your subscription
  • You uploaded old FTP files by mistake
  • Your hosting company is experiencing an issue

If you forgot to renew your hosting subscription or uploaded old FTP files, this problem should be pretty easy to solve. Hosting company issues will resolve themselves with time, so the best thing you can do there is to be patient.

Check Your Domain

If you don’t find anything out of place on your website’s hosting provider, the next logical step is to check where the domain is registered. Issues with this are generally pretty easy to solve. If you find an issue here, it will likely take one of two forms:

  • Your domain nameservers don’t match your hosting
  • You need to clear your DNS cache

To figure out if the domain nameservers don’t match what you should be seeing for the hosting provider, look up what they should be for the appropriate provider. If they don’t match, it’s a sign to change them back! The cache issue is much easier to solve. Essentially, it means that your computer or the network you’re connected to is using an older (cached) version of your website. Clearing this cache should restore the website to its original state, and you won’t need to do anything else.

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