I could feel it when the alarm went off at 7:00AM today. I should have slapped an ‘out-of-order’ sticker on my forehead and went back to sleep.
First thing after waking – as I usually do – I logged on to this website. Just to see if anything had changed. Boy, did it ever change!
I logged in to a ‘website not found‘ message. I tried everything. Laptop, desktop, mobile phone – it just was gone!
I went in the backend software and did the unthinkable. I used a backup of the website that I have automatically have done each morning. Essentially it should have meant I lost a day’s worth of work I’d put in here at the most. But I was wrong. The site still was missing.
Next step was to escalate a ‘support’ request with the web host. Long techie story short lead them to getting my website back online, eventually. Unfortunately, I had backed things up an hour before so I lost 24 hrs of work.
With a little luck, things will look a big bunch better tomorrow.