Why Your WordPress Blog Could Disappear Forever
The World's Most Important WordPress Plugin
Have you ever played a deadly game like chicken, just because you thought it was cool?
If you are using WordPress, you are needlessly engaging in this deadly game without even knowing it. Every day countless bloggers are shocked to find that their blog is lost forever because of a critical mistake; they didn't backup their MYSQL database.
The MYSQL database is the backbone of your WordPress blog. The problem is, this database doesn't reside in your WordPress folder, but on another part of the server. This file must be backed up separately.
Far too many bloggers first find out about their MYSQL database when they lose their blog permanently after a server crash. I was one of these people, unfortunately. My host said I should of backed up my database on my own, which came as an utter shock to me.
Trust me, you don't want to ever hear those words. Everything I had worked so hard for was now gone. Of course my misfortune is your gain, because I am going to teach you how to properly backup your MYSQL database.
Ready? Set… Go…
Go and download the “WordPress Database Backup” plugin here:
Install the plugin on your blog.
Set the plugin to your desired specifications. I use either a weekly or daily backup, depending on how often I post to each specific blog. You can then have the backup file downloaded to your hard drive or sent to your email. If you use the email option, be sure to check the attachment file limit from your email provider. If the backup file attachments are over the limit, I suggest using another email account for this task.
Even if you took the time to grab a bite to eat, that should of taken about ten minutes. Ten minutes to save you from utter and complete hell, not to mention give you peace of mind. Now when faced with a server crash, you will have the required data to restore your blog quickly and easily.
No need to thank me, but feel free to send donations my way if you feel the urge.
Jason Tarasi publishes a hobby site dedicated to helping women find the perfect purse.