What if I Leave WA and Come Back Later?
Last Update: Feb 24, 2020
I've seen this question pop up from time to time and the answer is this:
WA has no obligation to "park" websites for former members. No other hosting company that I know of would provide such a service either. The standard practice in the hosting industry is to delete all files pretty much as soon as the money runs out.
WA's current policy (as of January 2020) is that backups of the websites will be available for restoration up to 60 days after a member leaves. What happens to my hosting if I cancel my membership at WA
Do your backups before your membership expires!
But you have to back up your website before your membership expires 'cos you won't be able to access it after that.
Training: Full Backup With a Plugin
Click here if you need to cancel your account
As I said, there is no obligation and no guarantee that a website will be accessible after it's been abandoned. If it's still here when a former member returns it should be considered a huge bonus.
Please bookmark this because the question is going to be asked again and again.
Bookmarking this just in case this question is asked down the line. I've personally have come back time and again when siterubix became a thing and 9 times out of 10 my site was still there. Though out of respect i just delete the site (and to the fact that i can't make any use of it right then and there).
Sjoe Marion!!! You gave me a terrible fright, thought you gonna leave - PLEASE DON'T......:)
I think, it is a stupid move to leave, rather put everything on ice, just keep the emails alive, save all the education info and webinars for future use in your home library, for that day you can pick-up where you left it and just carry on, no problems with websites to move and all that funny stuff things to do. Pay your membership regular and carry on.
Thanks Kyle for your info also.
Having your site restored for up to 6 months has Kyle has said is another amazing feature here. I didn't even know about that! Hosting companies are in business to make money so yeah, it's pretty cut and dry.
I'm relieved that you wrote about other people asking this question, Marion! For a minute I thought you were leaving! Phew! Alanna
Thanks Marion, good to know. I have often wanted to know if my current websites would still be saved even after I canceled my account for the time being and then having the option to come back without jeopardising anything. Is that actually possible?
I have worked hard to get them the way they are. It would be a shame to have to delete them after all the hard work I put into them.
You don't have to abandon your sites or delete them. You can just back them up and save them on your computer. Use WP Clone and a database backup and FTP. Full Backup With a Plugin How to Back Up Your Website With FileZilla via FTP
Thanks a million; This question is asked so many times even years after the answer is published; that's why I asked the question if there is some organized way to document information relevant to the WA platform; I know there is the search for help window but sometimes members are not aware or are too much in a hurry; I hesitate to use the word L word.
Sometimes it amazes me what some people expect from WA.
Things like I thought this was free now I have to pay? Why do I have to pay for a domain?
Why won't my website be here in 5 years when I come back?
Why do I have to pay for a premium, like Thrive site?
After they complain about all that people ask when will I make money?
WA is a business like the ones we all are building. We all expect to make money in the process.
Well so do the people behind WA. They also have a staff of people that work for WA that expect to be paid.
For the money WA is the best training program on the internet but you have to keep in mind that WA is a business.
Good luck to all. Nice Marion.
What's not clear is that when a person leaves they need to have their website password and know how to log in from outside WA, some people I know have actually lost their websites because they had been used to logging in on the siterubix platform and you can't contact site support when you leave.
I made a little video about that Moz Log In to WordPress Without Wealthy Affiliate Site Rubix
That is great! But what if WA would offer the opportunity to park your website? Another platform that I'm with offers that. It is a small subscription but it could be another way for WA to earn revenue. I'm not planning to use it. It's just an idea for those who might be interested in this.
They park everything. It's $9.95/mo to do that. Monthly regular subscription is $150 but you have the option to park your account for a few months if let's say you take a break for whatever reason. That will keep your affiliate links active and your own website active..:. I'm not sure if there is a time frame for how long you can park
I know many members may be struggling financially to pay the monthly membership. I'm one of those, but I'm determined to put in the work so that I can pay the yearly membership in that have to worry about monthly fees. The fact that I'm struggling to pay $47 a month means I am exactly where I need to be!
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Reading the remarks below, I do recall, somewhere I think Kyle said that unless you resign, your membership does not expire...
WA will not host your personal domains but your .siterubix.com ones they will... as a non-premium member, that is. I do stand to be corrected here.
Of course the more I read in various posts in WA, the more I am convinced that I have landed on gold here.
I see that you offer to help strugglers... I have been up and down and am struggling to get moving...
I had chosen a niche "French Bulldogs"... Don't know why I chose it originally... put quite a lot of work into it before I joined WA(as a premium member)...
Now I would appreciate it if you could advise me on how to SEO my site...
SEO is covered in the core training here John.
Only starter members can keep their Site Rubix subdomains for an indefinite period. But even starter members may have their sites removed eventually.