Backup Your Blog – Before It’s Too Late

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.

14 comments… add one
  • Agent Deepak

    April 3, 2010, 7:56 pm

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

  • blinkky

    April 4, 2010, 5:43 am

    I usually backup from wordpress =)

  • Real Blogging Advice

    April 4, 2010, 7:52 am

    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.

  • Zack

    April 4, 2010, 3:13 pm

    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.

  • Netchunks

    April 6, 2010, 4:47 am

    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

  • cyza

    April 6, 2010, 9:26 am

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

  • zik

    April 6, 2010, 2:58 pm

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

  • knightblogger

    April 7, 2010, 4:42 am

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

  • Jayce

    April 7, 2010, 6:46 am

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

  • Outsourcing Jobs Overseas

    April 9, 2010, 11:01 pm

    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.

  • Bellevue carpet cleaners

    April 13, 2010, 11:17 pm

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

  • omega shipping

    April 14, 2010, 2:22 pm

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

  • Ganesh Iyer

    April 19, 2010, 10:07 am

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

  • Amy

    April 21, 2010, 9:22 am

    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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