How do you back up your website & website files?

by BJ Min
15 replies
How do you back up your website & website files?

Any recommended sites or tools that you like to use?
I'm looking for a solution that backs up EVERYTHING.
I noticed some sites offer services like that...any recommendations?

thanks
BJ
#back #files #website
  • Profile picture of the author hgustavs
    I like Site Vault, I´ve only good experience with them and they have great support if you have any questions. If you are not sure I´ll recommend you try it out 30 days for free.
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    • Profile picture of the author lizardking8610
      dont pay for it get dbmanager if on wordpress and set up a backup cronjob in your cpanel. can also ftp all files and database and put on hard disc. the last option may take a significant amount of time depending on size. hope this helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author davegarcia939
    I use DropBox to backup my site and important files.
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  • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
    For wordpress blog, I use a backup plugin so I can get a single file as the backup file than save one copy in my hard drive. For non-wordpress site, I usually create a db backup file and also the entire files of the website.

    Cheers,

    Irvan Mhd
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I just go to cpanel to the domain folder, Choose > Select All > Choose Compress. Creates a zip of all the files, which I download. Don't need a tool for that.

    Got a database, go to phpMyadmin, Choose the database and Choose Export ...

    Done. Simple
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    For WordPress sites I use backup buddy... quite a good plugin

    Danny
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  • Profile picture of the author megansays
    On WP sites, I use Automatic WordPress Backup, which sends backups over to Amazon S3 on a regular (defined) basis, so I never have to think about backing up. Love it!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    I do that from my cpanel, i don't know what hosting company you are using but i get it for free from Hostgator.

    Contact your hosting provider for more details...
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  • Profile picture of the author IMPromocoder
    Try Better WP Security plugin - will do your site's security and backup.
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  • I like WP Twin. Takes a bit of technical savvy, but it's not too bad. Makes a nice backup of the entire Wordpress site, so you can restore a hacked site, or just deploy a clone to use as a template for a new site.

    I've used some free plugin for automated backups. It did a back up once a week and emailed it to me, but I was getting inundated with all of these backups, I decided just to use WP Twin. Since most of my Wordpress sites are more like static websites, it works fine. A few are blogs where I add content on a regular basis, so I have to manually make backups.
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  • Profile picture of the author Azu Ifeachor
    You will most likely get told that WP Twin is the best product to use. This is true if you are using wordpress sites as it backs up the site, Db's and tables.

    I use it myself and can highly recommend it.

    Not too sure about html sites though, but that would be where good old Google would have to come in!! ;-p
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    • Originally Posted by Azu Ifeachor View Post

      You will most likely get told that WP Twin is the best product to use. This is true if you are using wordpress sites as it backs up the site, Db's and tables.

      I use it myself and can highly recommend it.

      Not too sure about html sites though, but that would be where good old Google would have to come in!! ;-p
      Good to know I've got the best product then! It does require a little bit of technical savvy, but not too much. It came with easy to follow directions, and I think most people will be OK with it. Every time I've used WP Twin, it's been flawless, and the more I use it, the faster I get with it. Even the first time I used it, I think the whole process maybe took 10 minutes, max. And that included slowly reading the instructions and following along. Once I've done a few and am in the groove, I can probably whip it off in less than two minutes per site - and that includes deploying the new site! If you're just making a backup of the original site, and not cloning, it's even quicker.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Marcoux
    If you use Linux "like me" you can sync your ubuntu or any other linux distro to Ubuntu One, it gives 5GB of data storage for free.
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    • Originally Posted by Paul Marcoux View Post

      If you use Linux "like me" you can sync your ubuntu or any other linux distro to Ubuntu One, it gives 5GB of data storage for free.
      Oh, that sounds great! If only I knew what that meant... :p I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

      Although I consider myself fairly tech savvy, I am not a Linux user. I don't think I've ever used Linux. I'm a Mac user though. And I could probably figure out my way around Windows, though it's been almost 10 years since I was a regular Windows user. I hear Linux is pretty good (maybe more popular amongst programmers?), but I'm not that hard core!

      I can handle Cpanel and WP Twin.
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