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HELP!!!! BIG PROBLEM!

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:54 pm
by shofixti
please help!

i have no backup and have VITAL information on my PHP fourm.
all of a sudden out of the blue, my fourm changed back to the default PHPBB fourm, as shown here:
http://www.pb3d.ahost.ro

WHAT HAPPEND!!!!!!!!!!!
i have VERY importent info on there, but its ALL gone now.

and i did NOTHING! i uploaded a png file, and kaput, it didint work.

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:19 pm
by shofixti

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:43 pm
by GreyDogz
I'd go in via phpmyadmin and verify that the DB is intact. Maybe you somehow overwrote your config.php and your looking to a default DB. Did you move DB's at some point?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:58 pm
by shofixti
i looked at that phpmyadmin, i'm sortof clueless to how it works tho.

i sure hope i can get this back

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:00 pm
by Ramon Fincken
shofixti wrote: i looked at that phpmyadmin, i'm sortof clueless to how it works tho.

i sure hope i can get this back


what did you see?

can you make a screenshot and upload it to imageshack.us?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:01 pm
by shofixti
i mean, i looked at and downloaded phpmyadmin, i have no clue on how to use it or install it.

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:03 pm
by Ramon Fincken
is your phpmyadmin online ? or present in your hosting panel ?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:06 pm
by shofixti
ok listen, i just googled phpmyadmin found there website, downloaded the newest version to my docs, and now its sitting there and i have no idea on how to install it.

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:07 pm
by Ramon Fincken
there are some install instructions in a /docs or /install folder..

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:08 pm
by shofixti
ok just found that, am reading it asap.

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:13 pm
by GreyDogz
BTW: Your hosting provider may provide a similar tool via the CP. Mine provides a modded version of phpmyadmin.

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:31 pm
by shofixti
ok, while looking for a tool like you just mentioned, the worst thing possible happend:
Install phpBB2 (3/3)

/home/pb3d/public_html/fourm/config.php configured
/home/pb3d/public_html/fourm/data.sql configured

Please notice:

We only offer auto-installation and auto-configuration of phpBB2 but do not offer any kind of support.

You need a username and a password to enter the admin area. Your username is M_admin. Your password is ******** The full URL to the admin area (Bookmark this!): http://pb3d.ahost.ro/fourm/admin/

The full URL to this installation of phpBB2: http://pb3d.ahost.ro/fourm/


i got that message as soon as i logged in, its the default install message for PHP.

Now im thinking i'v either been hacked, or this is some autoupdate gone horribly wrong.

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:45 pm
by GreyDogz
Edit your post to remove your username and password

It looks like you may have just overwritten your forum (fourm) folder with a new install via the CP. You need to verify if they just dropped your DB too.

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:17 pm
by morestuff
bottom line; contact your host, they are the ones doing all this. they probably have a database backup and that is all you need to get all your users, etc. back.

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:00 pm
by Ramon Fincken
shofixti wrote: ok, while looking for a tool like you just mentioned, the worst thing possible happend:
Install phpBB2 (3/3)

/home/pb3d/public_html/fourm/config.php configured
/home/pb3d/public_html/fourm/data.sql configured

Please notice:

We only offer auto-installation and auto-configuration of phpBB2 but do not offer any kind of support.

You need a username and a password to enter the admin area. Your username is M_admin. Your password is ******** The full URL to the admin area (Bookmark this!): http://pb3d.ahost.ro/fourm/admin/

The full URL to this installation of phpBB2: http://pb3d.ahost.ro/fourm/


i got that message as soon as i logged in, its the default install message for PHP.

Now im thinking i'v either been hacked, or this is some autoupdate gone horribly wrong.



* contact your host immediately and ask for full backups
* what is your hosting panel? plesk/helm/cpanel/ ??