I upgraded my WordPress software yesterday and it didn’t go *quite* right so I sort of half rolled it back and things were working for the time being. I knew that I would need to go fix it for real but was not ready to sit in that particular time sink quite yet.
This morning I get up and there’s no website. Oh fine, one of the triggers or maintenance routines went off in the DB against the half-assed updated WordPress software and totally hosed it. Nice! So I put in a trouble ticket and waited all day. Finally wrote again and got an answer: The server had crashed and tables weren’t closed properly and had to have a manual repair run on them. Not just mine, of course, anyone on this server. So they were busy.
On a positive note, I got the cruddy install (my fault, btw, not WordPress) cleaned up and everything’s hunky dory.
I swear, nothing big EVER happens to me with computers without something else unrelated but nearby or vaguely related happening at the same time, thus making it next to impossible to diagnose right off the bat. It’s a challenge. I know.