I had a big problem on the server today and have been working on that for the last 6 hours. I thought I lost this whole blog. Actually I really would have had to ask the webhost to go back to their weekend backup and I would have lost anything since then. It got so bad that I could not even get into the admin area to get my own latest backup to try to restore things. I finally did get everything to work by trial and error and blind luck. The web host was really no help at all and really just made suggestions that got everything more screwed up.
I don’t think I lost anything today except the post that I almost had done. Of course people coming to this site would not have been able to access the files for quite some time today.
I was almost done with a post that I was writing when it happened and I thought I saved it to Notepad to be safe but I must have somehow closed it because it is now nowhere to be found. I had to go back to a backup I made last night so I lost the saved draft. It is too bad because I thought it was pretty informative stuff.
It was all about how Obama is a lawless Marxist doing anything he wants and not following the law and the constitution. In fact, I showed how he is following the written Marxist outline for destroying America. Maybe not posting it will keep me out of trouble. So maybe it was meant to be
I guess I could try to recreate it tomorrow but now I doubt if I will.
I think the software problem was caused by the cache software, it speeds things up but it somehow does a good job screwing up the .htaccess file every so often. I could not get anything to work until I disabled all plugins went to a backup file and also did a reinstall of the latest WordPress version. It still would not work even then until I enabled the plugins and then did a new reinstalled of the cache software. It just kept giving 404 errors on everything.
One thing people don’t know about hosting your own blog is that it can be a real pain in the butt. I guarantee anyone trying it will have a good chance of losing their blog at some point if they do not do regular backups. Even then they better be able to trouble shoot software problems.
Don Koenig is the founder of ThePropheticYears website. He has been publishing articles on the Internet on Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and Christian worldviews since 1999. You can find well over a thousand articles and thousands of comments written by Don from the homepage of this website.