Disaster! I have just today installed GP premium and have been working for hours on customising it and creating pages and content. A little while ago I received an error that a page couldn’t be updated because it appeared I was offline. I wasn’t but I changed to a different connection anyway. When I tried to refresh the page I was working on it said that it didn’t exist. I’ve checked and the GP premium plugin has completely disappeared from my site – along with all the work I’ve been doing today.
Hopefully I can restore a back up… BUT has this ever happened to anyone and how can I make sure it NEVER happens again? This new site isn’t live but I’d be devastated and furious if this happened while the site is live.
It’s quite strange that the plugin disappeared without you doing anything to it. If it’s a broken copy of the plugin then the site should return an critical error page when you try to open it and WordPress would automatically send your user’s email a notice about it occurring.
But as you said, if you were able to install GP premium and was able to work with its features for a while then the issue may well be host sided.
If this is the case, I’m afraid this is something we can’t do anything about on our end as this isn’t something the theme or the plugin controls. As David said, your best bet to finding out what happened is to check the server logs.
A wise man once said:
"Have you cleared your cache?"