HostGator: All WordPress Posts, Comments Deleted

This is a quick post or rather “quick fix” post.

If you are on HostGator shared hosting plan, then please check your blog. Today some of the HostGator customers reported that their WordPress posts, comments and almost everything went missing.

When we contacted one of the hostgator support team member, we came to know that it might have been due to a software upgrade at hostgator and not a hack.

Note: Only some customers have been effected by this.

If you are facing this problem, then simply log into your hostgator cpanel. Click on MySql Databases icon.
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Now select the database where your WordPress has been installed and hit Repair DB.
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This should fix the problem. If not, you will have to restore the site with the latest backup.

Our blog was fixed by using the Repair option and now its working fine.

HostGator New Discount Coupon: Valid For Any Hosting Plan

As always we try to bring discount coupons / offers / coupon code / promo code for valuable products and services.

Use “TechnotipDOTorg” (without quotes) to get $9.94 off of any hosting package that you purchase from HostGator.

What I like the most about HostGator?

24×7 Live Chat with support team/Billing department.

Quick response to support tickets.

Their “Hatchling Plan” costs $4.95 per month.

And with “baby plan” which costs $7.95(if purchased for 3 years) you can host UNLIMITED Domains and have UNLIMITED databases– This is the number one reason for me to prefer HostGator.

Update: You will also get $100 Free Google Advertising Coupon / Adwords /Google Search Marketing Coupon code along with the hosting. After signing up for the hosting, visit your cpanel and claim your $100 Adwords coupon(There is a link at the top left sidebar to claim your coupon).

If you have hosting needs, then its a good idea to give HostGator a try. You have nothing to lose, after-all your first month bill can be exempted by using the coupon code “TechnotipDOTorg” (without quotes), if you like it – you can continue or else there are many other hosting companies.