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Spontaneous Failure of Blogging System (6 posts)

  1. hhuskies
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    For the past month or so my blogging system has been working flawlessly. Nothing has been failing, and I have had numerous people sign up for the blogging system.

    But...

    Today the blogging system decided that it just doesn't want to work anymore. When I went to my blog headquarters: http://www.sleddoggin.com/blogs/ I just got a blank page, and when I go to any of the sub blogs, I get the same thing. Example: http://www.sleddoggin.com/blogs/hhuskies/

    I talked to my host, and nothing has changed on their part, and I haven't messed with any of the files lately either.

    Any suggestions as to why it all of the sudden started to not work?

    Thank you!

  2. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Check error logs for starters. :)

    Errors are also supressed form the screen, so if someone enabled a bad plugin or was able to mess with some code, that'll do it. But the error logs will show it.

    where to find error logs:
    http://wpmututorials.com/where-can-i-find/where-to-find-error-logs/

    What kind of hosting do you have? If you're on a VPS or dedicated, check and see if any services failed.

    Double-check the db, make sure it's okay.

    Did your hosts do a server backup lately? sometimes they "forget" something and permissions might be set wrong somewhere.

  3. hhuskies
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I am working with my host to get my error logs up and running. As of now, I don't have an error reporting file in my blog setup. I don't know why. Do you have to set that up first for it to work?

    As for plugins, the only one I have installed is Akismet. No other plugins are available for the users.

    I double checked the database and it seems to be fine. All of the files are there. Looks like nothing has been touched.

    As for the host, they said they haven't done any backups or changed anything lately.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!

  4. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Your host doesn't have logs? Wow.

    Without logs, anything else is a stab in the dark.

  5. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 16 years ago #

    No, an error log is usually generated automatically in each folder where the errors are occuring.

    There's also a generic error log generated within your hosting account somewhere. got Cpanel? Check under their menu system for one.

  6. hhuskies
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    My host fixed the problem. It was an error in the system setting file. Don't know what the problem was, but they fixed it for me. Thanks for everyone's help!

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