I'm curious Jim. How does one accidentally delete everything? I've just been through deleting all of my files in another hosting account I have. and it took me most of the evening to do. Although it would seem to be logical, cPanel doesn't have a reset button either in WHM or in cPanel, so I had to do it all by hand and be very careful how I did it.
So being thoroughly exhausted after this experience and wasting a good portion of my evening on it, checked in at Gigarank to read that someone accidentally deleted "everything". So maybe you can understand my disbelief. Maybe there is a reset button somewhere that I've missed along the line?
Anyway, on a more serious note. Worst comes to the worst there is no reset button. We terminate the account and then recreate it. Great however that in the end it wasn't necessary to do. Glad you got it all fixed.
well i came home early morning after a night of drinking and getting ripped and had to finish a server migration, i owned another server on a different provider but it was so expensive i couldn't afford it so my plan was to transfer all my files i had on there to here, so i logged into cpanel and thought wow, look at all this garbage i gotta clean this place up. after backing up everything i highlighted everything and press delete in the file manager.
it looks like i wasn't in the public_html directory when i did that though, since when i checked back an hour later everything was gone and when i uploaded my files from the other server nothing was happening, i couldn't access the forum i transfered over. so i was like what the hell is going on, figured it out and then i thought of something -- something that was x3 easier and faster than what i was trying to do..
instead of deleting everything (i already had the forum software on your server, it was indentical except for the mysql database and the templating system) i could have just imported the mysql database and ftp'ed the files over... the longest part was transfering so many files to the server, took a good half hour i'd say and it only took a few seconds to delete
but yep, got it all straightened out now