You back up your computer (I hope? If not, start using Backblaze asap!), but you might not have thought to back up your precious site or blog.
With all the time and energy you put in to your site, here are three easy ways to make sure that if there were to be an unfortunate security issue, hack, or melt down, you’d have a copy of it ready to re-publish.
1. Choose a web host that backs up your site on your behalf. WP Engine does for all of its WordPress sites, and it’s one of many reasons we love them – and use them to host 30 Day Books and several of our other sites. Check them out here: http://bit.ly/NnzsEX)
2. If you use Blogger, be sure to export a copy of your site regularly – (This LINK gives you excellent, clear step-by-step instructions!)
3. If you use WordPress, use the plugin Back Up Buddy to back up your site regularly, while you sleep – and without having to ask it to! It’s not the cheapest plugin (see pricing below), but it’s a lot cheaper than trying to recover your site after the fact.
Pricing: $80 for personal use (2 licenses), $100 for business use (10 licenses), $150 for developer license (unlimited licenses).
Find out more here: BackUpBuddy.com
Laura Pepper Wu is the co-founder of 30 Day Books: a book studio. She has worked with a variety of authors to successfully promote their books, including many Amazon best-sellers. Laura is the author of wedding non-fiction guides and book marketing guides 77 Ways to Find New Readers for Your Self-Published Book and Fire Up Amazon!
Laura also runs Ladies Who Critique, a critique-partner finding site. When she's not working at the studio, you can find her walking her dog, "yoga-ing" or at a coffee shop in Seattle.