Weekend Wanderings - Blue Lotus Water Gardens

Back online after some technical problems

Hosting your own blog can be fantastic, but it can also come with other problems.

I had to install some new updates and they crashed my site. Of course, it had to happen just as I had done a new post. So if you missed the last post, here is a link to it.

Sitting on its own – a pear

Hopefully, all will be well with it now. Fingers crossed.

10 Responses

  1. Matt Cornell

    Touch wood, I’ve been lucky with hosting my WordPress site. Simple plrecautions like a regular backup can help! Glad you;re back.

    • Thank you Matt, this has been the first major glitch in a few years. It all started with having to update PHP, which my husband hates with a passion, then database wasn’t cooperating. Just a mess really.

  2. I’ve been thinking of changing my theme too but if it’s going to crash my site . . . maybe not!! 😉

    • You will be fine Lena, you are with the main WordPress site, I’m self hosted, which creates lots of other problems. Go for it. Or not up to you.

    • Thanks! I did change it. Long story but it changed itself after I click on a new theme I was considering. And it is working fine. Thanks for the encouragement!

    • Oh good, that is great news. Nothing like a change. I still have to do mine, but it seems it isn’t going to be as simple as I hoped. Fingers crossed I get it sorted, but don’t think anything will happen until I get back from my trip.

  3. I’ve thought about going self-hosted but am still reluctant to make the switch. Migrating my site from WP.com to WP.org may make my site lose posts and other data. I’m glad that your back!

    • Yeah, I don’t think I would do self-hosted without Dave, he is a programmer and always fixes the problems I have. Migrating my followers was probably the easiest thing to do really. Easier than I thought. Thanks John.

  4. Whew! Sorry about the glitch but I thought it was me. I kept trying and trying to get to your site last night and kept getting the ‘cannot reach the database’ message. The pear is a beauty, Leanne.

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