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very strange problem that no one seems to know about (3 posts)

  1. carlyblack
    Posted 3 years ago #

    HI there,

    I've had this problem happen twice to my blog now. I run quite a high traffic blog and have minimal plugins, I use w3 total cache for caching my pages (but wasn't the first time this happens)

    anyway, the site will be just fine, everything running perfectly and then I'll go to log on and it says oops this link seems to be broken not found.

    so i look at the live website and it will show the home page but if you try to go to any other pages it says the same thing - oops this link seems to be broken...

    So i disable the plugins via phpmyadmin and disable the permalinks but nothing fixes it. I contact the host and they say nothing is wrong, which i assume it isn't because other directories still work, and other WP directories on there still work.

    We initiate a full restore of the site + database from a time that the site was working, but still nothing.

    I'm completely stumped and don't know what to do. the only thing that has fixed it in the past is completely deleting the WP install and database and then starting fresh with the same back up copy that wouldn't fix it before.

    I'd really appreciate any help or ideas any one may have.

    thank you

  2. carmeljune
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In my limited experience, I can't imagine what is causing this. But to find out if it is the server or not, why not try a different host, just for a short period to see if it is more stable.
    Could you run 2 installations on the same server, keep them as parallel as possible with the same set up, but public traffic only using the one, and see if it is the heavy traffic causing the problem.
    It is a really strange problem for the restore not to work and yet the server is fine. Have you used a few different computers to look at the site when it goes wrong?
    Sorry I can't be of any real help.

  3. carlyblack
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey thanks for your email, yeah it's quite a huge ordeal really!

    I've tried different computers on different networks to make sure it's not me, and it's not...

    I've set up a mirror of the site so that people can still see the basic gist of it, but am not sure how to properly redirect people to the subdomain area, it redirects everyone to the home page of the subdomain not the internal corresponding page unfortunately. but at least I have something I guess.

    May have to move hosts just to see if it's the problem. I have many clients that use WP and none of their sites have ever had this problem, but they aren't as highly traffic-ed either.

    thanks for your time

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