What a day. I can’t believe it has been nearly 5 hours since @anhhung mentioned there was a problem with my blog.
I checked my blog and found a blank Kubrick themed blog. Uh oh, not again.
I have used AnHosting.com for over 5 years now. I only had two other minor problems with AnHosting during this time. One time one of my websites, which I edited, reverted back to an earlier version when there was a server break down. I also lost a week’s worth of blog postings last year when I accidentally deleted the wrong database. Not sure why I did that.
Thank God for backups.
AnHosting told me that they felt it was a bot that installed a new WordPress installation on my account. I felt that it was an automatic script since both my wp-config.php file and database were changed. You need at least root access to make the changes to the MySQL database. I could have argued with Support on this one but my goal was to get my blog up and running again after being down for nearly 12 hours.
Backups are great. I have WordPress send me a backup once a week. I will see I can change it to daily now. I created a new MySQL database and then imported my last backup dated March 27th with phpmyadmin. Amazing.
Yeah, I will look at using a VPS now. Not sure which one to use but Linode.com is on top of my list.