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Problem With Word Press Blog (8 posts)

  1. extro
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I recently installed WP and everything was working fine. Suddenly one day when I open the blog in IE, I get the message - "It doesn't look like you've installed WP yet. Try running install.php".

    This happened sometime before and once I re-installed WP, I lost my posts. Now it has re-occured. I would appreciate if someone could advice/help on this issue. Thanks.

  2. XeroCool
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Check your DB if the tables exist.

  3. Mark McKibben
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If your blog was working fine and suddenly this is showing up, then it sounds like your webhost is having problems.

  4. extro
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply XeroCool. I have just checked my DB. Surprisingly nothing exists there. But I can assure you that the blog was up and running not more than 12 hours ago. Any suggestions?

    Thanks Manzabar. Yeah looks like I have a problem with the webhost. I will have a word or two with them.

  5. skeltoac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Change your passwords more frequently.

    I can't say that your problem was caused by your hosting account or database being hacked, but it's always a good idea to keep passwords fresh anyway.

  6. Heatsink
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm with Manzabar. Over the years I have learned several things about web hosts and one of them is this:

    1. The crappy ones don't backup your site at all.
    2. The better ones actually do backup your site, but not all that often. Plus, they will restore a backup at will without telling you. All of a sudden your site is 3 days behind where it was a moment ago. Still better than host type #1.
    3. The best ones backup your site daily and incrementally. Then, if they have to restore it, they restore only the increments required. Thus, the fact that a restore has been done is (most of the time) invisible to you. The best of a bad set of option.

    So, I think you have a #2 type of host who is in the habit of restoring several day old backups when something goes wrong. I would recommend checking your hosts website for something like a 'network status' page. You may be able to read what has happened over the last few days and see that indeed a server went down and a backup was restored.

  7. extro
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks Heatsink. I have been keeping in touch with my webhost. They do claim a daily back-up. Once the issue resolves, I will reply in detail which might benefit anyone in the future.

    Do we need to take a regular back-up of wordpress ourselves?

  8. chuckblue
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    backups are your friend.

    I make sure, after I make any changes to any of my websites, I save it to my hard drive at home.

    my hard drive has a set of folders/directories setup exactly the same way my sites are. Easier to find things that way.

    I know most folks do backups, but I like to mention it form time to time.

    My my webhost does backup domains, but its always good to have my own backup.

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