Anyone Else Getting Wordpress Upgrade they did not Request?


I’m getting email from dreamhost on my domains saying that they upgraded Wordpress at my request. I didn’t request it and I’m afraid I’m being hacked again :frowning:

"We just upgraded your install of wordpress as requested at: "
When I followed the link in the email I got this error message:

"Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."

Anyone else getting this message?
Thank you!

Melissa G.


If you used the One-Click installation, you have the option for auto upgrades. The latest WordPress upgrade is essential for security, along with a few bug fixes. But it’s strange that you should run into that sort of error. Maybe file a support request?

I have a number of WordPress installations with the latest version, and haven’t had any problems with anyone of them. I even have a test site with the 3.4beta 3 release that also works just fine.



Oh thank you so much!! I just went and checked and I do have auto upgrade checked off. Thank God! I got hit in the big hack earlier in the year and I’m not super technical so it was a nightmare…


You can easily upgrade WordPress from within the Dashboard. With minor revisions it’s usually not a problem. But before you do a major upgrade, such as going from 3.3 to 3.4 when it comes out next month, you’d want to make sure the plugins you use are compatible. I haven’t been struck by such issues, and I’ve been using WP since 2006 – and more plugins than you want to know about. But I can see the need for caution.

It is, however, important for the security of your sites to keep WP up to date, particularly when critical security updates are available.