I had something VERY weird happen today. I had created a Wordpress blog about four or five days ago using the Advanced One-Click Installer. I had set it up fully to my liking, including installing a couple of plugins and some basic editing of the theme’s PHP. However, when I visited the URL today, I was greeted by an empty page (that is, an index of an empty directory). Alarmed, I FTP’ed into the site to find that my entire blog was completely gone. There was nothing left to indicate that a blog had ever been there except my confirmation of installation email.
Note that the blog was installed on a subdomain of a domain that I own and am hosting fully on Dreamhost. The domain itself still works and the entire file structure of my home dir is still identical, including all other sites I’m hosting. The folder for the live site is still there as well, just barren of data.
I don’t know what could have caused this. It happened, apparently, while I slept. Is this just an utter fluke or should I worry about it happening again if I re-configure my blog?
P.S. Dreamhost backups didn’t work. Although part of me knows this is probably because I only created the blog a week ago, another part of me wants to think that this is a conspiracy of some kind (I’m sorry I tried to sudo-install a Perl module, Dreamhost! Don’t delete my other sites!)