So is this a correlation with the Web Assist site being down and will this potentially happen again? These 3 sites are using the older Dreamweaver plugin which creates the connection to the db in the header.
<?php require_once('Connections/PowerCMSConnection.php'); ?>
<?php require_once("WA_CMS/WA_CMS.php"); ?>
and then this method to pull in the content areas
<?php echo WA_getCMSContent($database_PowerCMSConnection, $PowerCMSConnection, 'Home', 'Content'); ?>