B for Backup – My Best Blogging Tips A to Z Series

B for Backup – My Best Blogging Tips A to Z Series

Sunita Biddu is a social media and power blogging coaching helping entrepreneurs and small to medium businesses. She travels 365 days to her choice of places around the world. She writes on this blog once a week about easy to use social media and blogging tips. You can grab some of her free resources and ebooks from the resources section.

Every post, every experience, every information you share on your blog is priceless. It has taken your time and energy.

Imagine how would you feel if wake up to see everything lost one morning?

It happened to me and gave me a big lesson, the hard way.

Digital is vulnerable. Your blog is exposed to hackers and malware the moment it is live. The more popular and visible it gets, the more vulnerable it becomes. I have seen the safest and most secure sites hacked and infected.

Having a backup helps you restore your blog even if it gets compromised.

How to ensure the backup of your blog and website?

Buy a reliable web hosting service that takes regular automatic backup of your data.
Save your backup copy in your system/hard drive every month even if it is saved on the cloud and hosting server.
Test this backup by restoring your blog on a subdomain once in 3 months to ensure it works.
Use a Backup plugin that takes regular backup of your wordpress blog. I recommend Updraft.

How to ensure your blog safety?

Get your blog updated for the latest and secure plugins and wordpress/blogger version updates every 3 months.
Avoid using “admin” as username. Pick something unique and uncommon.
Change password often.
Keep moderating your comments and cleanup your spam every week.

Your action plan for today:

Review your web hosting plan to ensure it has backup feature. If not, request backup every month from your hosting service by raising a ticket manually.
Install Updraft plugin and start saving your backups.
Update your login details

That was all for today. Hope you found it useful. Keep your blog and yourself safe.

See you soon with the next best blogging tip and lesson from my blogging journey.

Previous posts of A to Z series on best blogging tips:

A for About

Sunita Biddu is a social media and power blogging coaching helping entrepreneurs and small to medium businesses. She travels 365 days to her choice of places around the world. She writes on this blog once a week about easy to use social media and blogging tips. You can grab some of her free resources and ebooks from the resources section.

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