Due to an unfortunate circumstance Port Douglas Yoga lost their original domain name. The original website files were lost as well; leaving the site completely dead in the water and lost in 404 land launching a project to restore the site and more.
The first project task was to attempt to restore their original domain name. However; as is often the case it went to auction before Coral Sea IT became involved and was purchased by a wholesaler. Therefore a new domain had to be chosen and registered. This became www.portdouglasyoga.com.au.
With a new domain name secured and registered, a new hosting partner was needed to store the new web site. For this we decided to go with hosting via the domain registrar to keep everything simple and under one roof. This way there is only one company for the owner of the site to deal with should any issues arise. Further, when it becomes time to renew again both hosting and domain can be done at the same time. The hosting partner also offers some nice incentives such as easy CloudFlare integration. CloudFlare is very nice in that you get some aspects of a CDN as well as additional security measures for the website. For hosts without a partnership with CloudFlare it is still very easy to use, you just have to allow CloudFlare to maintain DNS authority and update things on CloudFlare’s side instead of the host.
Original Site Restoration
With a new domain and host secured we had to move onto the task of getting something up, and quickly, because the old site was gone and nothing remained. For this we did some magic to find the old content in internet caches and build a skeleton temporary site, so that at least the owner had something up whilst they were deciding the design and features of the new site.
A Phoenix Rises
The site has gone live and re-development was a great success. The owner and users are happy, and we have restored a valuable resource for the Port Douglas Community.
We thank www.portdouglasyoga.com.au for allowing us to help with their web development needs!