I have mentioned this function time and time again…and still people are taking a chance.
Small business owners / blog owners always think it won’t happen to them…only to someone else.
I assume, as you are reading this you:
- Are a blogger / small business owner
- Take your blogging seriously
- Are passionate about your blog
- Would be very angry if your blog was hacked or corrupt
- Would be even angrier if you could not restore your blog after being hacked or corrupted
If the above is true then you need to make sure you add this function to your blog:
BACK UP YOUR ENTIRE BLOG
Read my review of the different backup processes you can have in place in this blog post here:
The facility I use, Backup Buddy is offering 30% off (until this Friday – March 11). Just use this coupon code: BBBIRTHDAY
Backup Buddy looks pretty cool, but it does backup to your own server..
You can automatically back up the files to your own server but I wouldn’t.
The best way to use Backup Buddy is to automatically back up the files and send them to a different server…in case the server your blog is hosted on gets corrupt.
I learned the lesson of backing up your blog the hard way.
I didn’t have it backed up and I deleted some files by mistake and lost my whole install. I had to pay my hosting service to get my site restored.
I learned that day.
I do think it takes an experience like yours before most will take action. I am trying to get people to take action before such a situation.
Thanks for sharing your own experience – it can be hard to admit a mistake.
This is great Andrew..I been using it every since we talked about through our interview..Its worthy it people.
“Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”
Great – glad you got it and use it.
What an important topic to write about – I’ll be sure to share this far and wide. Backups are yet another reason why I had a professional like you (before I knew you) install my blog. It is set up to automatically email updates to him every day.
That backup is in addition to the backups done by the hosting companies.
No matter who your hosting company is hard drives fail on a regular basis and blogs get hacked. An excellent backup process is essential to prevent data loss. Imagine losing all your work!
If you do not have experience setting up backup processes and have never actually restored from a backup if your blog is important to you I highly recommend you have someone who knows what they’re doing handle that process for you. I know Andrew offers that service and I trust him.
Thank you for your support and those kind words about my service.
You are right…it is an important subject…I just wish more people would take action on it.
I believe backing up entire blog is very important.Thanks for sharing the coupon code,it will really benefit
You are welcome henry. I hope you take advantage of it.
Thanks for the reminder, it’d been a few weeks since I last backed up 😛
Perhaps you should take the automatic route!
Then it wouldn’t matter if you forgot.
I havev trie the Automatic WordPress Backup plugin for backups, but I think the amazoon that hosts the backups have one of the least userfriendly services I have ever tryed. THe plugin will not work until amazoon hav a valid payment method, and I have big problems registering my master card. If the only had paypal, it would probably have been easyer..
I’ve not used the Automatic WordPress Backup plugin but it sounds like when working with Amazon…it can be troublesome.
I think backup buddy was one I was looking at before, I don’t recall it being that pricey though.
Can you put a price on losing all your data and having to start again?
Backups are so important. I do weekly backups for my website to make sure that if at all anything goes wrong, i won’t lose all my hard work.
I do daily as I normally make some changes to my blog each day.
Great to know you take it seriously.
I absolutely agree with you, backing up our blogs is a must do.
Have never tried the backup body though i have heard it often, thanks.
What do you currently use?
wp-db-backup plugin and backup from my host.
I use those two..
Thanks for sharing a discount coupon code for Backup Buddy Service.