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  • crusherkingdom


    wp_posts: 1 client is using or hasn’t closed the table properly
    wp_options: Table is marked as crashed

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  • Clayton James


    Where are you and what are you doing (can it be duplicated as a visitor, or is this relative to administrative issues) when you get these errors?

    Some reference material: Automatic Database Optimizing See relevant notes “Please Note: That this define enables the functionality, The user does not need to be logged in to access this functionality when this define is set. This is because its main intent is to repair a corrupted database, Users can often not login when the database is corrupt. “

    Lastly, and possibly most importantly:

    WordPress Backups

    Restoring Your Database From Backup



    I’ve been asked to help recover a wordpress site and this is the error message they are getting. It’s hosted by GoDaddy and it went down during GoDaddy’s disaster (although it might not be related to that).
    GoDaddy is telling us the reason for the error is that 404.html file is missing.

    I really don’t have any experience with hosted wordpress sites, I do have a blog on the .com site. I can’t even log into the dashboard part of the website…however, I was able to access old HTML pages buried within the domain site. Any help would be appreciated.


    example of accessible pages:
    (not sure why they kept the old pre-wordpress pages, but at least they’ve proven useful because I can see that the hosting is working).

    Clayton James



    GoDaddy is telling us the reason for the error is that 404.html file is missing.

    I’m not sure how anyone who has taken even the slightest amount of time to visit the site could come to that conclusion.

    You may want to start your own thread so that someone besides just me sees it, but in the meantime, this will give you a pretty straight forward and site-specific message that should point you in the direction you need to start looking. Take a look at the details in this error message:



    Thanks for the feedback ClaytonJames. I was finally able to find the files via the GoDaddy FTP File Manager (yeah!), but now I’m at a loss on how to move forward. For the record, the 404.html file is there, I have no idea what they were talking about (but I did get this info thru a third party so maybe she misunderstood).

    I’ll go do some more researching on what files are supposed to be there (there’s no “index” or “home” page in the main directory).

    As for the link you sent – I get the same error message when I go to that link.

    Moderator kmessinger


    From the message, you need to correct information in the wp-config file. Looks as though GoDaddy may have changed servers or something.



    That’s not surprising since their domain expired mid August & GoDaddy charged them to restore all their files (their site was still not up) and then GoDaddy was hacked on Sept 10. I think the problem is, after the domain expired, I don’t think GoDaddy did the restore properly. The problem is, I have no idea what information needs to be corrected in the wp-config file. Any ideas?



    Woot, it is fixed! My techie husband figured out that the database was not restored (thanks a lot GoDaddy) and he had to manually reconfigure the database file from a back up he found (thank goodness). Sorry to say, I can’t help others because I don’t totally understand what he did. But suffice to say, GoDaddy sucks.

    Go Daddy


    Go Daddy Support


    I just wanted to follow up and make sure all is OK now.

    Also, I’d like to clarify that Go Daddy wasn’t hacked. That was mis-information, so I apologize if someone gave you that impression.

    Secondly, you should have received an email after the restore with instructions on how to restore the databases. It does appear the email was sent on 9/25.

    Feel free to reply if you’re still having any issues. I’m happy to help.


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