We have reloaded our operating system and have reinstalled the necessary programs for minecraft. The server started to be functional 3pm est, WAY past when I was hoping to have it back up. It didn't help that right around the time I started to test its functionality Mojang stopped allowing users to login. Luckily that didn't last long and were back up and running now. While I was at it I upgraded some of our plugins and many server configs. There are still some things that I need to work on but were officially saving the changes again. 🙂 YEA!
It was a long 12 hours of downtime but it will be worth it in the very near future.
If you jump on now you can play and anything done will be saved but the server may still be restarting and lagging every now and then.