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Website is down

My employer has asked that I assume management of our website sisinvestigations.net. The previous person handling the website transferred an image of our website to my DO account in December 2017. The website went down about one month later, because I had not set it up. The website is still down and I don’t know how to restore it.

I was able to do a one click install of WordPress, but it gave me an ip address instead of our domain and it is a fresh install.

How do I use the image of my website to restore my website?

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At any point, did you change the IP address associated with your domain to a droplet built from the image transferred to you? You’d need to do these two things:

  1. Use the image (a snapshot of the previous virtual server’s disk image) to create a new droplet. This tutorial, in the section “Receiving a Snapshot”, discusses the process of doing so: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/transferring-a-digitalocean-snapshot-to-a-different-user-or-team

  2. After you have created this new virtual server, you will then need to note its IP address, which you will then need to point your domain to with an A record at your current DNS provider. Your domain’s authority has been delegated to these nameservers:

ns43.domaincontrol.com
ns44.domaincontrol.com

Source: https://www.whatsmydns.net/#NS/sisinvestigations.net

The additional link shows the IP address where your domain currently points to:

https://www.whatsmydns.net/#A/sisinvestigations.net

Hope that helps!