by TheBizHelp Banned
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Hi Warriors,

I want to share with you my greatest fear in internet marketing and hope solutions will pop out.

I have a particular website that have got so many things like:

1. A Membership Area,

2. A Blog,

And several other necessities.

My fear is: if my website should crash, all I'd have to myself is only my list which is at AWeber.

A side normal backups, what can I do to ensure the security of my business OR how can I spread out these components to different domains and hosting plans without upsetting visitors and members?

Your thoughts please and share your fears for solutions.
#fear #greatest
  • Profile picture of the author WebsiteBegin
    Should you be using WordPress, there is a fantastic plugin I've found that can email you backups every hour, twice a day, or at a pre-set time schedule. It's called Wordpress Database Backup (I believe it's called WP-DB-Backup on the Wordpress page, not sure - just copied the link from my plugins list.) . It's real gem.

    I have it send my entire database to a specific email twice a day - once in the morning and once at night. Should my site ever crash, I always have that backup. I may lose a few hours worth of comments or any updates, but it's far better then having to go a week back (which has happened before I installed the plugin).

    I also have my hosting provider set to create backups of my website every Sunday. This works for my needs - my DB is backed up and emailed to me twice a day, and my entire directory every week. If you need more backups, your hosting provider should be able to (whether for a fee or not is up to them) add more backups.

    Otherwise, just keep your website secure. That's the biggest thing you can do.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheBizHelp
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      Originally Posted by WebsiteBegin View Post

      Should you be using WordPress, there is a fantastic plugin I've found that can email you backups every hour, twice a day, or at a pre-set time schedule. It's called Wordpress Database Backup (I believe it's called WP-DB-Backup on the Wordpress page, not sure - just copied the link from my plugins list.) . It's real gem.

      I have it send my entire database to a specific email twice a day - once in the morning and once at night. Should my site ever crash, I always have that backup. I may lose a few hours worth of comments or any updates, but it's far better then having to go a week back (which has happened before I installed the plugin).

      I also have my hosting provider set to create backups of my website every Sunday. This works for my needs - my DB is backed up and emailed to me twice a day, and my entire directory every week. If you need more backups, your hosting provider should be able to (whether for a fee or not is up to them) add more backups.

      Otherwise, just keep your website secure. That's the biggest thing you can do.
      Thank you Websitebegin. The problem here is that I do not run a WP site and the worst is that my host (Godaddy) doesn't offer the Cpanel hosting. This would have at least enabled me to backup through Cpanel.

      I am just trying to see how I could make a transfer to a new host after my one year paid plan has expired, preferably, Hostigator.
      At the same time, I will find a way of switching my websites to WP enabled. But I guess this will cause some sort of problems to my old customers and subscribers.

      The WP-DB-Backup must be some great pluggin which I will look into once I change my sites to WP sites.
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      • Profile picture of the author WebsiteBegin
        Originally Posted by Louis K Kennedy View Post

        Thank you Websitebegin. The problem here is that I do not run a WP site and the worst is that my host (Godaddy) doesn't offer the Cpanel hosting. This would have at least enabled me to backup through Cpanel.

        I am just trying to see how I could make a transfer to a new host after my one year paid plan has expired, preferably, Hostigator.
        At the same time, I will find a way of switching my websites to WP enabled. But I guess this will cause some sort of problems to my old customers and subscribers.

        The WP-DB-Backup must be some great pluggin which I will look into once I change my sites to WP sites.
        I've used HostGator for two years now - it's magical. If you ask them, they'll be sure to help you out to their fullest possible extent to get it copied over. I thought GD offered cPanel. Never would've known that they didn't - they're not the greatest host.

        I have HG send me a backup once a week, as I said, and WP-DB-Backup does the rest. I'd definitely suggest getting a plan with HG now, and canceling with GoDaddy after it is transfered. I use GD for domains, but never hosting.
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        • Profile picture of the author andersvinther
          Originally Posted by WebsiteBegin View Post

          I thought GD offered cPanel.
          They do... well, at least with the plan I am on...

          Originally Posted by WebsiteBegin View Post

          - they're not the greatest host.
          Agree... I moved a couple of sites (2*joomla+2*wordpress) from bluehost to godaddy's "lightning fast 4GL hosting"... and they are slow as...

          Will move them back when I get the time some day...
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      • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
        Originally Posted by Louis K Kennedy View Post

        Thank you Websitebegin. The problem here is that I do not run a WP site and the worst is that my host (Godaddy) doesn't offer the Cpanel hosting. This would have at least enabled me to backup through Cpanel.

        I am just trying to see how I could make a transfer to a new host after my one year paid plan has expired, preferably, Hostigator.
        At the same time, I will find a way of switching my websites to WP enabled. But I guess this will cause some sort of problems to my old customers and subscribers.

        The WP-DB-Backup must be some great pluggin which I will look into once I change my sites to WP sites.
        If I were you, I would strongly consider migrating to another host. Out of all the hosting companies out there GoDaddy has to be one of the worst. Consider moving over to Hostgator or Bluehost - both excellent companies that also have cPanel access.
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    • Profile picture of the author BlackWar
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      Originally Posted by WebsiteBegin View Post

      There is a fantastic plugin I've found that can email you backups every hour, twice a day, or at a pre-set time schedule. It's called Wordpress Database Backup.
      Don't know why I had failed to setup this plugin, last week when I re-upload my previous session, it lost its old backups. And I lost my hole work !
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    • Profile picture of the author andersvinther
      Originally Posted by WebsiteBegin View Post

      Should you be using WordPress, there is a fantastic plugin I've found that can email you backups every hour, twice a day, or at a pre-set time schedule. It's called Wordpress Database Backup (I believe it's called WP-DB-Backup on the Wordpress page, not sure - just copied the link from my plugins list.) . It's real gem.
      For backups I'd recommend that you find a plugin which will backup not only your database, but all your files too...

      Emailing is probably not the best option either because there will be a lot of sensitive information in the backup files, and email is not particularly secure...

      Find a plugin that can upload your files to some storage outside your hosting account automatically... I recommend BackWPup.

      In addition to a good backup plugin you also need a backup strategy... I've written a little article that describes a good mix of daily, weekly and monthly backups with automatic deletion of old backup files... You can see the article on my site mentioned below (still can't post links here). Go to the Articles section and click on Backup...
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  • Profile picture of the author nonin
    hummm.. today all the decent hosting companies do backups for you..

    for example, hostgator charges $15-25 (can't remember) to restore a website.

    my biggest fear - ... nahh... I'm not sharing it here
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  • Profile picture of the author FostinWD
    how are you posting in your blog? you just add new articles in plain html?

    cause if you are using some type of CMS, there has to be a way to transfer your posts into wordpress..
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  • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
    If your business is critical and requires daily backup, try using "PHP server chron jobs" to create backups automatically. It is a pain to create website backup in GoDaddy. Switch to cpanel hosting as soon as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author pinterest01
    by backing up your website regularly such as weekly and save the backup on the safest place you know, it might be a great solution for your business.

    also, it's more better if you can download your backup and save them into your online storage, paid or free version.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fahmzie
    Hey Louis,

    If your site is kinda big already, you should try look at Liquid Web. They have great support team that can back you up if anything goes wrong and if i'm not mistaken they offer you service to migrate from your old machine.

    Its kinda pricey a little bit compared to Godaddy/Hostgator but i believe its worth it.

    Also dont forget to daily backup your database and files, thats important.

    Hope helps!
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