This transform from yahoo to site ground

Moving the domain is a real kicker, but I don’t see who is kicking me.
I feel it , but hiding in anonymity, it gives you the power of abuse.
I was ignorant of Yahoos many changes over the years, and when I contacted their support and looking for help, I had to wait 24 hours to hear back from them. I was polite to say the least, and tried to reason with them, but they made me feel like a troublesome bitch.

I am not a bitch, and they were so patronizing, but they never were clear about their backup services.

This was the exchange between them and me:


ME: Domain
Comments:I deactivated wp-cache plugin, and removed it by deleting it, and the site went down, nowhere can I get access to the content I posted… it a whitescreen everywhere. I went to the managing blogging page, and I have previous installations of WordPress, but I can’t set any of them to the default home page. Is there a way to do that? I hope there is a way to do that, without installing wordpress again. Thanks Rich
  • Yahoo: Hello Rich,
    My name is Dain and I’d be glad to assist you.
    I understand that you’ve deleted the WP-cache plugin and your website is inaccessible. I apologize for the inconvenience.
    I was able to replicate the issue mentioned. We can certainly attempt a recovery from the back end. To assist your further, please reply with the following information:
    Restoration date:?
    Please provide a date when your website was fully functional and we will try to restore the contents to the date provided by you.
    Thank you again for contacting Yahoo Small Business Support. We appreciate your business and look forward to assisting you in the future.

ME: Hi Dain
It was fine before I took out the WPcache plugin after that it disabled wordpress, so I couldn’t get back in…just a whitescreen
It was about 10pm, April22, give or take an hour… I made an Updraft backup just before I took out the WPcache plugin, but I couldn’t get the smartFTP working to make a local hard drive backup, I should’ve done that before I went deleting plugins.
If you could get me back to last night’s setup, can you look up the time I deleted WP Cache? It was the backup I made before that, but I needed to go back into wordpress to restore it.
If you could look up the last backup in the UPDRAFT folder, it was the last backup I made.
I’d appreciate it… it’s not business, just blogging …whatever that is.

  • Yahoo: Hello Rich,
  • Thank you for contacting Yahoo Small Business Support.
  • My name is Ramesh and I’m glad to assist you.
  • I understand you would like us to restore your WordPress blog before April 22 10:00pm. I apologize for the inconvenience.
  • We’ve confirmed your issue, but aren’t able to make the needed corrections right now. We’ve reported your case to our engineering specialists for further review. You should hear from them within the next 24 hours.
    If you need to contact us about this again for any reason, your case number is:  [
    We know this is important to you, and we’re working fix it as quickly as we can.
  • Thank you again for contacting Yahoo Small Business Support.
  • Regards,
  • Ramesh
Then I received this, which was spam in my opinion, I didn’t find my page, but I saw his dogs.
  • Hello Rich,
  • Thank you for contacting Yahoo Small Business Support.
  • We appreciated your patience while we looked into your request to restore your website files for your domain “”.
  • We are glad to inform you that we have been able to successfully restore your website as on April 22 . You should be able to view it at
  •  without any issues.
  • If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know by replying to this email.
  • Thank you again for contacting Yahoo Small Business support.
  • Regards,
  • Abdul

I made a new request cause I called SiteGround’s support and he asked if yahoo was cPanel compatible, I thought they backed up the old way merely copying it, with different formats compression ratios, proprietary codexes… and not open source. It opened the door for more problems, so I made the following request from Yahoo customer service if it was compatible with cPanel.

Comments:Is yahoo web hosting compatible with cpanel backup services? After last night, I have been down all day, I deleted WPcache plugin for wordpress, and the site has been offline 24 hours now. I’ve been shopping online for a cloud backup, and the one I found uses cpanel, and they asked me to ask yahoo if it’s compatible with cpanel. I thought I remember more control over the blogging manager, where you could set an old blog to default to your homepage, right now is a blank whitescreen.
Subject:CPanel compatible??

And then this note excusing their incompetence… patronizing and condescending tone to say the least… I knew I was ignorant, and wouldn’t mind being spoken to condescendingly, but patronizing brings back bad memories.

  • Yahoo : Hello Rich,
  • Thank you for contacting Yahoo! Small Business Support.
  • My name is Chris and I am glad to assist you.
  • I understand that you would like to know if Yahoo Web Hosting is compatible with ‘cPanel’ backup services. Also, your website for ‘’ appears blank.
  • I apologize for the inconvenience.
  • (A). ‘cPanel’ compatible with Yahoo Web Hosting:
  • We are sorry! Yahoo Web Hosting is not compatible with ‘cPanel’ backup services.
  • (B). Website is blank:
  • I was unable to replicate the situation you described. Currently, there are no detectable technical complications with the functionality of your account. I have also attached screenshot for your further reference.
  • Our servers are running normally at this time and our users should not be experiencing any problems. In many cases, issues with your web browser can be responsible for difficulties you may experience. Clearing your browser’s cache and deleting the cookie files on your computer can often resolve these issues. 
  • Also, bookmarks can sometimes cause similar issues. If you use a bookmark, please try accessing the site by typing the address below into your browser instead:
  • Clear Browser cache
  •  ===================
  •  Mozilla Firefox:
  •  1. At the top of the ‘Firefox’ window, click on the ‘Firefox’ button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click ‘Options’.
  •  2. Select the ‘Advanced’ panel.
  •  3. Click on the ‘Network’ tab.
  •  4. In the ‘Offline Storage’ section, click ‘Clear Now’.
  •  5. Click ‘OK’ to close the ‘Options’ window.
  • If the above steps do not resolve the problem, you may wish to check using a different internet browser, on a different network or a different computer. You may download the popular internet browsers here:
  •  1. Google Chrome:
  •  2. Apple Safari:
  •  3. Windows Internet Explorer:
  •  4. Opera browser:
  • Clear your browser’s cache and cookies
      Thank you again for contacting Yahoo Small Business Support.

Well I went to the and it was Site Solution software from Easter Sunday, which I deleted from the site before I installed WordPress, and I wanted wordpress/blog5 restored.

Well after that I found the snapshot backups

Size (bytes)ModifiedSize (bytes)Modified
blogSame as current version4096 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 07:10:55
blog14096 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:55:39Not currently present
blog24096 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:05:06Not currently present
blog34096 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:16:46Not currently present
blog44096 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:38:43Not currently present
blog54096 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:13:26Not currently present
logs36864 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:3524576 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:50:10
tmp12288 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:56:434096 Sat, 28 Apr 2007 03:34:43
yahoo_site_adminNot in this snapshot4096 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:53:23

I figured that I could’ve restored it originally, if I got the link to it, instead of their ignorant prejudices… grant it, I’m stupid.

I never tried to hide the fact, but their customer service would’ve been right to direct me to this… that I had backups, or they had backups on their server. When I did find them after 2 days of this rigamarole, I was pissed cause they didn’t tell me that.

I’m getting old, my vigor of mind is fading, that’s what age does to you.

I deleted blog4 by FTP the night before, that’s why I was surprised at it being there, when I discovered the backups, but now none of them were there, Blog5 was the one I wanted to get back… but now they were all gone.

I’m disgusted by my experiences with Yahoo support, they probably have their side of the story, I’m not one to get along with everybody, but I don’t hide the truth, which is why I’m downgraded to the slow line.

Well  they kept downgrading the transfer of the domains today, they denied Siteground’s attempts and mine by FTP, so I put in another request, saying I’m Richard McNerney Tomidjah, that I’m sure of that, and then I gave my ownership codes to prove my authority for the transfer.

I had to write this is my side of the story, they had 4 people by my count, so their story would be incomplete, not even half the story…and the rest hearsay.

But I needed to blow off steam, that’s the one blessing of blogs, you need to get something off your chest.
Where the weight of the world is crushing you, and all you have is your story to gather strength.