Just a head’s up – I’ll be working on the site off and on today. After the fiasco yesterday, I’m going to take calm, measured steps. This will be less dramatic as I will be doing the updates myself instead of trying to clean up a mess.
I am working with the wonderful folks from Hosting Matters to sort out some rights issues when we try to roll back changes. It is possible that the site might go down for a few minutes; this might be necessary to ferret out the lurking issues with the restore process so that it never misfires again.
Hopefully the site won’t go down, but once I update the theme files, the site will temporarily be “vanilla” until I apply our customizations. That should just be a matter of minutes except that one of the main parts of the theme seems to have changed so our normal customizations result in a blank page. Obviously this won’t do, so should you see this happen, take a deep breath and try again. I’ll have a backup copy of the file at issue ready to drop back in should something happen, but going into this with the painful lesson of yesterday should help limit the likelihood of an incident.
After my profuse thanks for their help yesterday and after I pointed out that I gave them a nice plug for their help, Hosting Matters pointed me to a great deal they offer – the Social Media Special
It’s for new customers and offers a site with unmetered resources and a free domain for the first year for $8.16 a month. It’s a great deal, and they are a great host. When my current hosting plans wind down later this year, I’ll be moving to them as their support and expertise are fantastic, and their reliability and pricing are awesome.
So, if you’re looking to setup a new site or move off of nickel-and-dimer-hosting companies, please check out Hosting Matters.