Hello from Spain,
I've been working on my Moodle site for a quite time now. My site is hosted at gnomio.com, they are great and professional guys there.
I don't manage my site locally. They set everything up for you. This is very convenient, but I'm a bit worried about losing all my hard work if they stop providing their amazing service. I contacted them regarding these concerns and they have sent me a zip file containing my sql database and my moodledata folder.
However, I haven't got the slightest idea on how to make things work locally. I sense it is going to be beyond my knowledge, but who knows? perhaps someone out there could help this poor hopeless newbie out.
Thanks so much from Spain