Web logs

2010.02.07–My blog has been successfully restored.

I am working to restore Frogtails. Here is what happened in the words of my ISP:

Saturday, February 6, 2010 5:23 p.m.
All services should be operational again after the power outage. Again, thank you for your patience; we apologize for any inconvenience.

Saturday, February 6, 2010 4:58 p.m.
Due to the snow storm a power outage has knocked out some of FrogNet services. At this time Domain hosting and Dial-up should be restored. DSL may continue to be intermittent. Thank you for your patience while we work to restore connectivity.

Saturday, February 6, 2010 8:00 a.m.
Because of a Level 2 Weather Emergency in Athens, Ohio, our offices will be closed until such a time that the emergency is lifted. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish you the luck with the current snow storm.

In the mean time, please continue to send us the issues you are having with pHp and MySQL with your Frognet-hosted websites. If you are still having trouble viewing your website, please upload a back-up copy of any website files named "index," "home," or "main." Thanks!

Friday, February 5, 2010 11.45 a.m.
If you are having issues with pHp or MySQL on your FrogNet hosted site, please call us at 888-593-3764 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with the details of these issues. As our administrators work to debug the web server your input will be invaluable in discovering all that may be broken. Thank you.

Thursday, February 4, 2010 12.30 p.m.
For those customers who do not have a back up of their index file, Google has a cache from January 29th from which you can recover these files. If you have further questions please call us at 888-593-3764 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday, February 4, 2010 2.30 a.m.
The server is back up for normal traffic and uploading. If you have backups of your corrupted files, you may upload them now. If not, our system is going to begin a process of attempting to recover any corrupted or missing files for our users. This will take time and does not guarantee these files will be restored. Thank you for your patience in this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 888-593-3764.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 8.30 a.m.
We appreciate all of your patience in this period of inactivity. Our technicians are working to bring the server up as quickly as possible. We understand your frustration but please understand we are doing everything we can. We are currently working to patch security vulnerabilities and recover the data that the hacker had changed, corrupted and/or deleted. Please bear with us and our server will be stronger which means your site will be safer. Thank you.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 3.00 p.m.
Our administrators have been able to isolate the security hole and are working on preventing similar issues in the future. We still have no ETA at this time, and web service may be intermittent. Please keep an eye on net status for further updates.

Monday, February 1, 2010 10:30 p.m.
Web pages hosted by FrogNet may be currently experiencing errors as we recover from an attack. We are working diligently to resolve this issue. More information will be posted as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please call our technical support at 1-888-593-3764. Representatives are here to take your calls everyday from 8am to midnight. Thank you for your patience as we work to fix this.


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