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  • My site seems to have crashed

    Some things still work, many don’t. Any advice?

    Should I just do a restore with my most recent backup via cpanel?

    And yes I know I shouldn’t be using 2.1.

    WordPress database error: [Got error 28 from storage engine]
    SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS DISTINCT wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts LEFT JOIN wp_post2cat ON ( wp_posts.ID = wp_post2cat.post_id) WHERE 1=1 AND (post_type = ‘post’ AND (post_status = ‘publish’ OR post_status = ‘future’ OR post_status = ‘draft’ OR post_status = ‘private’)) ORDER BY post_date DESC LIMIT 0, 15

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  • First try repairing your database via phpMyAdmin in cPanel (or a WP database plugin if you have one installed).

    If that doesn’t correct the issue, then think about restoring from a backup.

    Could you point me to a page that describes how to repair my database via phpMyAdmin?

    And could I make things even worse by mucking with that, being not very savvy with these things?

    I wouldn’t doubt you could screw things up, but it should be fine. Make another database backup if you want (but don’t manage to overwrite the backup that predated the problem).

    Do this:

    1. Log in to cPanel and scroll down to the databases section. Click on phpMyAdmin.
    2. New box should pop up. On the left hand side, make sure you click the wordpress database, probably entitled _wrdp1.
    3. In the middle screen, scroll to the bottom and click the “check all” link
    4. In the dropdown box right next to that, select “check table”
    5. Do the same thing again, but this time select “repair table” in the dropdown
    6. See if it repaired anything, then test your blog

    My last post sounded a little funny. Didn’t mean to imply you personally could screw things up, just to say that something could probably go wrong but it should be fine.

    Well, I tried steps 1 to 4, and then I got this:

    phpMyAdmin – Error

    #2002 – The server is not responding (or the local MySQL server’s socket is not correctly configured)

    Now the website has a page load error, and when I tried reloading cpanel it came up a blank page.

    I actually don’t think it’s something I did. This makes me think the problem is with my webhost?

    (And don’t worry I wasn’t offended and didn’t think you were implying I would screw it up. 🙂 )

    And the site is now back to normal with no action from me, so I’m guessing it was something on the webhost end.

    Thanks for your help, it’s much appreciated. (And I’m glad you advised me to wait on restoring via the backup!)

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