I’ve been working on the site today, here’s what I’ve done…
- HTTP -> HTTPS. I’ve activated https and you should now be automatically redirected to https instead of http.
- Changed the themes here on the main site and the gallery. Love that pic of Oded, it goes great with this premade theme by Monica N Design.
- Finally found a WordPress video plugin (also by Monica N Design) that I like a lot, so moved all the video clips from the Crystal Fires site back here. You’ll find the in the Video Library.
- Removed the Fan Fiction page and removed it from the navigation menu.
- Added Video Library, Weaver Of Dreams and Land Of Dreams to the navigation menu.
Finished restoring everything! Everything should again be working, but as always if you do come across any broken links or other errors, please let me know so I can fix it!
Finally I have access to backend!
What happened was that my host had bought a new server, the datacenter were trying to install the new server but accidentally re-installed the current current server instead, and then basically, either script error or user error wiped out most recent backups. They did have older backups October 2017 that they still had on their old backups service, but because I only just moved the site here in January, there were no backups other than my personal one (this is why you always keep personal backups of your site(s) on your hard drive and don’t trust others to do it for you!) so we haven’t lost anything (except maybe 1 or 2 posts on the forum but maybe not even that as it’s really quiet these days) but I have to reupload everything again!
I’ll let you know when it’s all online again!
Updates I made to my Dreamwidth when the downtime started last week:
Update 2 (February 18th): They’re still restoring everything. I don’t have access to my sites yet so need to keep waiting. Some sites are working but with updates made since after October lost, while other sites don’t load at all and yet more sites having database errors.
Update 1 [February 16th): Ricardo posted about what happened here: https://fan-village.net/2018/02/16/what-is-happening/ They were trying to install new server but the data center accidentally re-installed the current one, and then basically, either script error or user error wiped out backups. What they are restoring now are old backups from October 2017 that they still had on their old backups service. There should be database backups from two weeks ago, but all the things like pictures uploaded since October are gone, from what I understand, and will need to be re-uploaded.
I’m currently waiting for all the restores to complete to see what I have to do.
Something is going on with my host http://www.fan-host.org All my sites are either down or have that just installed server page. I’ve no idea what’s going on as I write this, but I do think it might have something to do with the DDOS attacks fan-host.org and their other services have been suffering lately.
I wasn’t happy with come things flaunt.nu did (like adding a second ad to the gallery without informing me) so I have moved this site to my personal hosting account on another host. The fanfic sites have new URLS: https://weaverofdreams.oded-fehr.net (still updated when I get submissions) and https://landofdreams.oded-fehr.net(the read-only archive)
Oded Fehr recently guest-starred in an episode of How To Get Away With Murder. I’ve added screencaps to the gallery 🙂
Gallery: Home > Screencaps > TV Shows > How To Get Away With Murder > 4.07 Nobody Roots For Goliath