I have been running WordPress for a number of months now, since 1.5 and I believe I've upgrade to the latest 188.8.131.52 (how do I check version number via file manager?). I've been happy with it, and it's worked very well.
And then I don't know what happened between yesterday and today. I did not install any plugins or modify files. I might have made a post, and that seemed okay. But my website, http://www.djchuang.com, is no longer working.
I had been using WordPress in my root directory, while the WordPress software was installed in /wordpress/ . My web host thinks that maybe my .htaccess file (the one in root, or the one in /wordpress/ ?) is too long.
Whatever the case may be, when I browse to http://www.djchuang.com (which should be accessing the index.php file there) or when I try to access /wordpress/wp-admin/admin.php, alls I get is a "Waiting for..." in my Firefox browser status line.
I've tried deleting the .htaccess files, but to no avail. I am able to browse to .htm files on my server, so the server is working ok. But permalinks and accessing .php files explicitly are not working. Help?
(could it be a database error - and if so, wouldn't the php file error out and say so? could it be the mod_rewrite.c module quit working? is there a handy-dandy *.php script in WordPress that can diagnose & troubleshoot, similar to how smoothly and smartly install.php works?)