Backup Your Blog – Before It’s Too Late

by Nasrul Hanis · 14 comments

I read a guest post by R. Kumar at DailyBlogTips entitled “Why and How To Backup Your Blog” where the post shares the importance of a backup and how to do it. It’s pretty interesting and I consider it’s a reminder for myself as I am too lazy to backup my blog.

At first, I feel that backup the blog is not so important and we only have to do it when it’s emergency or during transferring blogs to other webhosting providers. But I think I got it wrong. Backup your blog is more important – maybe more that what you expect.

The writer shares his experience of facing trouble when his site had been hacked and had to start again as it is a new one, and that is how he realized the importance of backup the blog. I also have experience when one of my blogs had been hacked, but fortunately the posts are successfully restored however I didn’t realize about backup my blog until I read the guest post.

R. Kumar also shares 3 ways to backup your blog which are:

  1. Backup from CPanel
  2. WordPress Database Backup (plugin) >> Details
  3. WordPress Online Automated Backup (plugin) >> Details

You can read more details about these ways here at the original article.

Yeah, now I realize the importance of backup my blog although it seems that I went through the articles talking on same matters a few times before this. Maybe it’s about the time to realize.

My word is – backup your blog frequently and start to act now before it’s too late.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Agent Deepak

I back up my blog daily. Who knows what may happpen.



I usually backup from wordpress =)


Real Blogging Advice

I don’t have a back up on my blog even I knew how to do it. I use blogger format and I also knew how to back up blog using this format.

But after I read this post I am now motivated to do so.

Thank you for your warning.



Backing up your blog is good. I know someone that was using bluehost. One day, bluehost were updating their server. After the update, he lost the pictures on his blog post. It wasn’t a major lost, but it also shows how important it is to back up site.



I agree with you mate backup is a very needed thing, I too am a person who has learnt a lesson for not backing up. My old host just vanished in thin air and I even did not have back ups I had to start my blog from the very first



Yep…very important. Need to make full back up at least once a month.



wahh need to backup 1st… thanks for the remind… 🙂



yap.We should do that. If not, we will lost many thing.



I backup once per month or after major changes in DB.


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My blog is brand new so I might leave it a bit before backing up – but this is a good reminder because I believe it is something that is quite easily forgotten.


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Sounds like backing up our blogs is more important than I realized, thanks!


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Its impotant that we back up our blogs daily ,so that if something goes wrong we are well prepared.


Ganesh Iyer

It is better safe than be sorry, This thought has never crossed my mind , I will take precautions. Thanks for sharing the information



Doesn’t Wordpress have an option in the wp-admin menu that allows you to export all your posts to an XML file? You can the import that file from the same wp-admin menu and get all your posts back if you should lose them. I’m not really sure, though if it does the same to your comments as well.


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