Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oop! Internet Explorer Could Not Find by DL Larson

Well, it's happened again ~ my website is down. I don't want it to be down, but it is down and I can't fix it without help. I feel helpless and a little "blonde" because I don't know what to do to resolve the problem. What's even more embarrassing is my sister, yes the one who had the heart attack, brought it to my attention. I didn't know it was down. Bless her healing heart for informing me, but shucks, I feel really dumb just now.

My lovely daughter takes care of my website. Yes, the daughter who last week had a baby. Guess we have been so "baby" oriented we forgot all about paying on-line bills, not just this month, but last month as well. Geesh! I'm a platinum blonde at this point!

So how do I get out of this fix and move on? The bill is paid. Still, no website. I don't want to bug my daughter about my non-existing website, so perhaps I should hire someone else. Where does one go to find a reputable web master? I'm really unprepared for this. I don't want to hire the first person I stumble across. I don't want to pay a lot of money either. What I really want is my old web page back. I feel like a little kid, "put it back! Put it BACK!" But I don't know how to do that either.

So, I'm looking for advice. Good, sensible, EASY answers! Is that being realistic or not? I don't know. I don't know, I don't know! Maybe web pages are hard to maintain. My daughter always said, "send me what you want and I'll do it." That's the extent of my involvement of web paging.

I know it's time to take control of my website. It's time to get a handle on this. Does anyone have any suggestions? Are there any simple steps I could master without losing my mind? Please ~ share your knowledge with me!

Oh, one last thing - I don't want to be a "blonde" anymore!

Til next time ~
DL Larson


SBJones said...

You need to call your host provider and find out what is going on. If its gone, then they should be able to restore it from backup. A quality host should have notified you to begin with and already had it resolved.

Deb Larson said...

I agree and wonder if they sent something to my daughter's job email and she didn't notice it. I will get to the bottom of this yet. Thanks for the advice!

Lutz Barz said...

SB is correct. I used to have my own website and if it isn't the webhoster it will be the domain hoster [less likely]. The webhoster has 'ghost' files which ought to come up. If not maybe it's the ISP'er. Then again IE is dumb. It wouldn't let me into my own site! I use Firefox no worries.
As for Webmasters/mistresses the good ones cost. The cheap ones are lazy and useless.
good luck

Morgan Mandel said...

Did you get a warning the site would be cut off?
If not, maybe the webhost has problems.
Call them whether or not that's the case. I have AT&T and use yahoo sitebuilder software which has copies of all my files and I can restore them.
Ask your sister what software she was using and the password.

Morgan Mandel