My brand spanking new website just crashed.

Am I joking? No. No, I’m not. I wouldn’t joke about something this serious. I literally spent hours today transferring content from my old site to the new one and crash, bam, boom. It’s gone.
I logged into my cpanel and found the errors. Apparently, Cloudflare tried to connect to my origin server but was refused. I checked my host and their servers are up and running.

So what did this solopreneuring blogpreneur do? I checked the handy dandy support pages and then manually … purged my cache … page by page.

Was that the right thing to do? Probably. Could I have purged everything at once? Maybe. But it wasn’t recommended for the issue I was having so I didn’t.

One day…

One day!

I will have the resources to pay for real time support for this kind of issue. Not because I don’t like learning how to troubleshoot things myself but more because this isn’t my area of expertise and a mistake could be serious. Also, what took me an hour to correct would have taken a professional far less time.

If that isn’t motivation, I don’t know what is. More time means more freedom. And I am all about freedom.

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