Yes, I think that I can finally call my website crisis over! ClosetoJesus.org was down for an extended time from November 28, 2003 until January 2, 2004.
It all started when my hosting company started having hardware problems with the server that this website resides. The first hardware failure was followed by another hardware failure. Eventually, this site was moved to a new server. That gives me hope that most hardware problems are behind me.
The next problem was getting the site back up and running. First, I had to wait on restores. I learned that I should be doing more on my end to ensure adequate backups that I am in control of. My hosting company was good about restoring my data, but it did take some time. Next, I had to learn a lot more about administering my site. Both from the Xoops standpoint and from the standpoint of basic web administration. It was a good learning experience, but once again, took some time. I can certainly say that the Xoops support forum is extremely valuable.
At any rate, closetoJesus.org is back online. I trust that we can stay there! I will close this message with some wisdom from Proverbs.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Proverbs 3:13 (KJV)
I am a happy man. Yes, for this website being back online. Mostly for my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!