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Quickfix for common InnoDB missing error

Recently one of my websites went down due to a “1286: Unknown storage engine” error. Now why would this happen in an otherwise working site, and no changes to site or (apparently to) server?

So, I spoke to tech support, checked server settings, checked all the files on the site, checked logs for possible unauthorised instrusion… nothing. I’m basically looking at a situation with a very upset client. (Oh, and the client doesn’t yet know that the website is not working.)

I come across various solutions that require changing the database configuration. In short, headache. Then suddenly, an old post somewhere mentions that a server restart can restore the site. So, I log into cpanel WHM, and a couple of clicks later we’re back in business!

Hope this helps.

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