My blog just took an unscheduled vacation.
I didn’t give it vacation time – and it did not fill out the compulsory paperwork for such time off – it just walked out while still on the clock. Didn’t even bother to say when it would be back or cite where that clause was in its union contract to just up and leave like that.
Chalk it up to problems with my Web hosting provider, IPowerWeb. They insist the problem is on my end when I call their tech support. I tell them it keeps happening and they say it’s something wrong with my WordPress installation.
I suggest that it’s a problem with their link between my blog and the Php database. Why? Because this is the second time it just crapped out on me in two months and there just ain’t too many other explanations. They tell me that would be, well, not in their tech support handbook (i.e. “Uh, well, that’s about all I can tell you about the issue you’re having.”). Welcome to $5-a-month hosting. It still blows, but I knew what I was getting into when I signed up for the cheap crap. Any suggestions for cheap Web hosting that isn’t blowing up all the time, anyone?
Regardless of what the issue might have actually been, the site magically re-appeared sometime this morning. I’m happy it’s back, ‘cuz I was just about to spend the better part of my afternoon asking the oracle what to do about it. Now I don’t have to. So, off to write blog posts. There’s lots to talk about. Thanks for coming back and your patience. It’s good to be in service again.