Crystal Fires

Saturday, April 28, 2018

I’ve activated SSL here and for the gallery 🙂

Monday, March 12, 2018

Finished restoring The Vampire Diaries site which means all sites restored Yay! 😀

Now I’m going to take a break for at least one week, or maybe even two, and not even think about sites and updates until I feel like I want to again! Pray that nothing breaks again any time soon and certainly not before I’ve recovered from this disaster!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

As the subject says, Star Trek and Xena sites have been restored!


Now starting on The Vampire Diaries site…

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Several sites have been showing up with a 502 gateway error since sometime yesterday:

I’ve notified my host.

I’m also personally experiencing internet connection problems at home – my cable modem refuses to connect since day before yesterday, and I haven’t been able to get through to the ISP yet on the phone. I’m currently using my smart phone’s connection which is by a different provider, but it’s upstream is much slower so re-uploading a single zip takes like 4 hours instead of 20 minutes :/

All these problems are frustrating me :/

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The following sites have been restored completely: (except for the https – I have to ask my host about that)

I’m working on the rest…

Thursday, February 22, 2018

I have finally gained access to my WHM/cPanels and can start restoring and fixing sites from my personal backups. Looks like I lost updates and uploads from about 3,5 months 🙁 A bunch of sites are still missing from my WHM, and my host is seeing about those. They’re either big, or created/were moved to host in last three months.

Databases are easy and fast to restore but uploading 3 months worth of actual files such as all the screencaps will take time. I’m going to work on the sites in the order, from fastest/easiest first and ones required a lot of file uploads, those will be last (such as


Updates I posted to my Dreamwidth when the sites were down starting a week ago:

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: 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 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 and their other services have been suffering lately.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Just a heads up that I’m now on Pillowfort and Facebook.