Have you ever considered how long it took your to get your theme exactly how you wanted it? You got all the plug-ins and widgets you wanted and you put up the theme and altered with your logo and the kind of text you wanted. You took time and trouble over getting everything in the dashboard and you were hooked up to your twitter and your facebook as well as your RSS feed and whatever else you had. And then comes along some hacker and destroys it in an instance. Did you create a full backup? Or is it disaster? The importance of keeping backup files off line or in a safe place can never be emphasized enough. Without them you will take days or weeks to be back on line and in the meantime you are loosing followers or even customers.
With this in mind we are going to take a look as some of the available options for making backup data to keep you up to speed.
The first one we are going to look at is WP DB Manager
This does more than back up your data it actually will repair, restore and optimize it. The backing up can be automated. More and more people are finally realizing the advantages of using backups.
This is a plug-in which will create a complete backup of your site. This includes your MySQL Database. By doing a backup like this you will be safe if you remember to do it regularly. Sites do change. You have new posts and you add new programs and new links. All these need to be backed up. Make a day to log into your WordPress Admin Panel and do the backup at least once a week.
DBC Backup is next
Here we have an easy way to enable us to take daily backups of the database by using a WP Cron System. You have the ability to schedule your daily backups in one of three different formats. The back is hash key protected. This one uses Php to run the program.
BackWPup is yet another solution.
This plug-in does more than just backup files it also repairs & checks you data. Your date can be stored in a number of places and can send it by email.
There are a number of online storage places you can utilize.
Drop box is one of them as is idrive. Both of these offer you storage on line and will hold your backup files.
Humyo gives you 5 gig of free space for your backups but there is also a pro option which will increase this to 100 gig and enable you to do far more with it. This is a secure site.
Binfire is another site that does this and will store up to 10 gig.
If you are actually running a business you need more security and a continual backup and to enable you to do this you will probably need a online Backup Service.
There are several of these available but one specializes in Word Press and this is Online Backup for WordPress.
Keep safe and back your data up.
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