I did some site maintenance and I'm not sure what I did to break my site, but now I cannot load the homepage, but I can load other pages (within wp-admin, and root) by name (php or html). The log file shows 301 records in the access log. I can also load paged using there ?=xxx identifier.
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.provider.net - - [13/Nov/2012:17:15:54 -0500] "GET /newblog/ HTTP/1.0" 301 172 "" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0)"
This record shows "newblog" which I set up in a subdirectory to diagnose the condition. Newblog, in addition to old blog are both subject to the condition.
There is no .htaccess file that I can see. I have deactivated and/or removed all of the plug-ins and reverted back to the default theme.
My client hosts with XO. What if mod_rewrite is not present? Would that explain this behavior.
I'm out of ideas. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.