If you happen to pass by here while my site was down, sorry! My bad!
Last night, I backed-up georyl.com for the first time. I forgot my database password so I changed it before I backed-up my files. And then I went to sleep.
When I checked my site this afternoon, I can’t access my wordpress blog. An error message says “Error establishing a database connection.” I checked GoDaddy’s Help Section and found a topic related to my problem but when I tried executing the steps, I was lost.
I emailed GoDaddy’s Support and got a reply after about three hours. The message I received was just the same instructions I had read in their Help Section.
I again tried my luck and repeated all the instructions but I can’t get pass the “Modify your wp-config.php file” part. I just can’t find that file!
Then I saw this: Page 1 of 2.
Aha! So that explains it. I thought that the wp-config.php file was missing from my folder. I wasn’t aware that my page view settings was set to show just 25 items per page and since that file is found on the next page, I didn’t see it immediately. Toinks!!!
From that moment, it took just a few seconds to finally fix the problem. In just a minute or two, my site was up again. Yes! Finally!
Lesson learned? Hmmm….
- Always back-up your files. (Yes, despite the problems I had encountered, this step is still a must.)
- Always remember your passwords (or at least jot them down or save them electronically – in whatever secure way you want to do it)
- Always read instructions.
- When you are looking for something, use your eyes!
- WordPress might be a user friendly blogging platform but if you mess with it, you’ll find yourself in big trouble.
- Your web host provider should have a prompt and helpful support staff.
- Again, read read read – and study some more – especially for non-tech savvy WP users like me.
That’s all I can think of now, care to add more?
PS. I still received EC drops even when my site was down. But that’s a different story. Wink.