BackupBuddy

How to Restore Your WordPress Database – WordPress Website Design Article

It goes without saying that every single website needs a backup. And many freelancers and web designers are even using backups as an additional revenue stream for their businesses. iThemes revolutionized the industry when we created BackupBuddy and we have made restoring backups to a WordPress site even simpler. BackupBuddy has the capability of restoring WordPress sites directly within WordPress. This also applies to restoring your database as well, so in this post, we will cover how to restore your…

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How to Resolve BackupBuddy Timeouts – WordPress Website Design Article

Seeing a timeout occur on your BackupBuddy backup can be quite stressful and confusing. In this post, we will go over the most common types of problems that cause BackupBuddy timeouts and how to resolve them. Why Do BackupBuddy Timeouts Occur? A BackupBuddy timeout can occur for many reasons, so it’s important to understand the server your website is running on. BackupBuddy timeouts often revolve around how the server is handling the backup whenever BackupBuddy is creating the ZIP archive…

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[Infographic] Is My Host’s Backup Enough? 10 Questions to Ask – WordPress Website Design Article

Many hosts offer website backups … but are they really enough? In this post, we cover 10 questions to ask before you rely on a host’s backup alone. Why Backup Your WordPress Website? Why should you care about website backups? Just like insurance for your home or car, backups are “insurance” that protects you from website disaster. It sounds scary, but the reality is your website could be lost forever if you don’t have a backup system in place. For…

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How to Set Up WordPress Backup Schedules in 7 Steps – WordPress Website Design Article

With just a few clicks, you can set up customizable WordPress backup schedules so backups will run automatically. BackupBuddy, the WordPress backup plugin, makes “set it and forget it” backups of your WordPress website an easy process. Why is it important to schedule WordPress backups? A WordPress backup strategy is important for protecting your WordPress website against unexpected data loss due to user error, server crashes, hacks, malware and more. But what good is a backup if it is out…

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BackupBuddy Backup Location Explained – WordPress Website Design Article

When you first install the BackupBuddy plugin, you may be wondering about the default BackupBuddy backup location. By default, your BackupBuddy backup location is in a directory on your website’s server. The default BackupBuddy backup location is wp_content > uploads > backupbuddy_backups. To access your BackupBuddy backup location, you’ll need to log into your cPanel or an FTP client like Filezilla. Through FTP or your File Manager in the cPanel, you’ll go to wp_content > uploads > backupbuddy_backups. From the default…

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How to Restore a Website with BackupBuddy and Manually Extracted Files – WordPress Website Design Article

When you restore a WordPress website using BackupBuddy, ImportBuddy (the BackupBuddy restore script) will automatically unzip the backup zip file for you. There are two methods of unzipping that can be used: PclZip and Command Line Zip through the PHP exec function. But what happens if neither of these methods are available to be used within your server environment? Fortunately, ImportBuddy allows you to manually unzip the backup file and then you can go ahead with the restore. The steps to…

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The Difference Between Traditional BackupBuddy Backups & Stash Live – WordPress Website Design Article

One question we often get in BackupBuddy support is the difference between “traditional” BackupBuddy backups and Stash Live, BackupBuddy’s real-time WordPress backup method. Both WordPress backup methods are ways BackupBuddy can backup your WordPress website and have pros and cons depending on your needs. Whether you use BackupBuddy’s traditional backup method or Stash Live, one of the most important things you can do for the security of your website is to create frequent backups. Both types of BackupBuddy backups can…

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