Search Engine Watch Forums Goes Offline: Hack? Server Issue?

Jul 1, 2008 • 6:45 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under SEO & SEM Forum News

For the past few hours, Search Engine Watch Forums has been returning a server starter page from Red Hat Linux. It seems like many, if not all, the internal forums, such as the Google forum page are returning 404 not-found server status codes. A true shame to see.

Here is a picture of what I see when I go to SEW Forums:

Search Engine Watch Forums Down

I was emailed by a few concerned forum members, but I honestly don't know what is up. I suspect it is a server issue. It does not seem like a standard server hack. I think it might be database issues, because when I visited the main home page, I saw an error that read:

Error in page SQL statement

Tried 'SELECT * FROM pages WHERE name='sew_home''

But that is now gone and the home page is working fine.

I hope the forums come back soon, I am sure the team is working on it now.

Forum discussion is unavailable at this moment.

Update: Seems like we are back a couple hours later.

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