For those unaware there is a massive attack on all WordPress sites currently. My hosting provider has taken some actions to “help stop the attack”.
Well their actions have caused me to have to disable CloudFlare and have effectively issued a denial of service attack against me and those I take care of site maintenance for.
I was able to get my blog unlocked, but I have not been able to gain access to the necessary files for the other blogs. I am now ripping support a new one and calling this a total customer service failure. Pissed barely begins to describe my attitude on this because their poor customer service has made my customer service look poor. AKA shit rolls down hill and it’s making me look bad.
It looks like for this reason this weekend I will finally fire up a VPS. Currently I’m getting a little cash to help subsidize the cost but I’m going to have to find a bit more. It’s an expensive route but it’s just about the only way I can make sure that “my hosting provider” doesn’t go [email protected]#$ing around under the hood of my websites and screw crap up. I was going to do this when a friend was looking at me to host a site for him and was going to cover a decent amount of the cost. Looks like I’m just going to have to bite the bullet.
*Nitty details* The web-hosting provider has blocked all access to the WordPress Login page resulting in no access. The fix to this is to edit the .htaccess file and they restructured their “App Services” for security reasons and I can no longer find the other websites I’ve installed. This has left me unable to alter or change the access for the other sites effectively locking me, and the users out unless they were already logged in.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.