just a thought, but a similar conversation came up on the WordPress list. So.... is this shared hosting? If so, any app on the server -- on any domain on the server -- can open a vulnerability to being hacked. If the tech support is really that half-assed, their security might be as well. The problem could have nothing to do with what YOU have on your domain. Stephen On Mar 27, 2009, at 2:07 PM, Joel D Canfield wrote: >> I would recommend IPB if you really want a premade forum software > > thanks, kate and jack > > while that's probably fine advice for long-term, I suspect there's an > interim answer that doesn't involve changing my web hosting this > morning. I'm sick, my wife just came home from weeks in the hospital, > and it's not the time to ask my client if he can wait 'til next week > to > have his forum back. > > any suggestions which directly address the issue?