As this is about the site and forum I'm moving this topic to the appropriate room.
Yes, I sympathise with everyone's losses, indeed on a personal level I'm mildly irritated myself just before the crash written a hole bunch of db updates which will now need to be redone, fortunately I have the update log to remind me of what was done when.
About what happened, or whether the site will be changing hosts in future, I'm afraid I'm not sure.
Bare in mind I don't have any control over the site hosting or back end code, all of that is handled by Richad and Sander, I am guessing steps will be taken to insure that this can't happen again, though what exactly I'm not sure.
Equally though, we have had issues in the past and have always bounced back, people will probably remember the fire in 2010 at the game accessibility offices which took out the main server and was the reason why Sander had to change hosting in the first place, so while this is an arse for everyone, we'll all just have to carry on and pick up various pieces, and hopefully in a few weeks it'll be as if it didn't happen.
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)