I am trying to upgrade my blog to the new version of wordpress. I followed the detailed upgrade instructions as given on the wordpress website.. I backed up everything it said to backup.
However, when I got to step 6, and it was time to put the wordpress file under a parallel directory (i named it "uploads").. I think it just messed everything up, because I had forgotten that I had already used that same directory name when I initially uploaded the first version of wordpress.
I used dreamweaver's ftp client to upload the upload file containing the wordpress file and all of it's contents to the respective category. I accidently placed the new uploads file in "wp-includes" folder. I tried to delete it, and I then wasn't able to connect through ftp any longer. I logged in to my cpanel file manager and immediately noticed that Public_html was GONE! The entire blog is down now, and I tried messing with the files and re-creating a public_html and putting the relevent contents into it, but I believe it just made matters worse. I am so very confused now! And my blog (that gets a very good amount of traffic to it) is completely shut down and useless!! I would definitely appreciate any help given... I am near tears! ahhhh!
thank you in advance