This tip is all about WordPress websites. Drop a 💙 if you have one or are interested in learning more about it.
Everything you upload takes up space on your web host.
If you’re using a plugin to backup your website weekly or monthly, the plugin and your backups are taking up space.
You can have your backups sync to dropbox however in many instances it saves to a folder on your host provider.
It’s very easy to forget about them as time goes by. Everything goes fine until…
it doesn’t and you’ve maxed the available storage for your host and get an out of memory error when you visit your own website.
I’m a witness…lol! 🤦🏽♀️
Backup files I’d completely forgot about over the months and **whisper** years. Duh!!
This is why I’m sharing with you. I don’t mine being the guinea pig because I can bounce back quickly.
I can read the code and manage the pretty drag and drops. It’s all a fun deep diving adventure to me.
It’s exciting seeing all of the nuts and bolts come together.
At this point, you may also be wondering “doesn’t my host provider do backups of my site?”
Yes most do, however it might not be as often as you’d like. Find out from them how often they back up your website and database.
It’s my personal philosophy to keep my own backup just in case. You never know when your web host might have a glitch.
That’s plenty of tech talk for today. If you need to 🏃🏾♀️off and check your backups I understand.
Until the next on!! 👊🏾