Supporting Water1st

Water1st is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring everyone in the world has the same access to piped water that people in the United States have come to expect. They got in touch with us when their website began to buckle under the pressure of a critical fundraising campaign. We helped them move their website to…

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Good reasons not to rely (completely) on backup from (even really great) hosting plans

So another participant in a private Facebook group for WordPress users echoed something I’d said about the importance of making your own backups. Similar to David Innes I use [a commercial backup plugin] for Scheduled backups ([cloud-based storage firm] is my choice, but there are many others)…And a lot of people when backups have been discussed…

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Don’t tell anyone but we’re beta testing daily backups and WordPress software updates for all maintenance clients…

We’ve been making weekly backups and software updates for our maintenance clients for a very long time.  Since sometime back in 2012.  We started officially in late 2013 or early 2014.  We always watch for malware and software vulnerabilities and run updates as soon as developers release fixes. When we upgrading our hardware and software earlier…

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Why we keep your backups on another server…

Image of smoking network cable

The phone call from a former client that made us take long-term maintenance seriously: “Do you have a backup of my website?  I accidentally deleted my site from my server!”  It’s not that easy to delete your whole site, but from time to time people do.  Not as catastrophically as the owner of a web…

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