Website down: Panic level 10
So, I received a message on my Facebook last week that my website was down. I went and checked and she was absolutely right. Agentromance.net was a big blank nothing. In a panic, I contacted my site host who informed me that my index page was missing as was WordPress. Like gone. I don’t know how. Just gone. I was beside myself. Had I backed things up recently? Could I get it back? Could I fix it or would I have to rely on those websitey people who actually know what an “index page” is?
I started an admin ticket for help and waited anxiously. I waited. And waited. And waited.
A day later, I got a blithe little email saying my website had been restored to its status as of the week before. I had lost only one post. Whew. Apocalypse averted.
Okay, so technically, I had plenty to do with my business and on the internet even when my blog was down, but the whole incident did remind me that sometimes you have to walk away with your itchy “must do something” fingers and let the experts handle things. Trust them. They know what they’re doing. They probably even know what an index file is.
Same goes for a business when you are part of a larger organization. I watch people panic and fuss because they don’t understand what the leadership of the company is doing, because certain promised changes are taking too long, because, well… because they like to be in control.
RELAX. Your company was built by people who know a thing or two about a thing or two. They’ve got it under control. Take a deep breath and wait for everything to reboot.
In the meantime, I need to remember to make a backup of this site. lol