Best Answer christopher_a , 23 November 2012 - 12:42 PM
Thanks, that helped point me towards the .htaccess file, but not actually a deletion issue. I found on the Vanilla community forums that there was an Apache update for BlueHost that requires a change in the .htaccess file in the Vanilla install directory:
# RewriteBase /
should be edited to
# RewriteBase /forum
I'm not with Bluehost, but editing the .htaccess file fixed this on my host, so perhaps they too rolled out a similar update which requires a more direct path?
However I updated Vanilla before the v2.3.5 update was available and everything was working smoothly, so either updating to v2.3.5 freaked it out, my webhost's Apache update changed something, or there's something else I broke somewhere. Go to the full post