Unexpected outage

My web host had an unexpected outage last Saturday night. It was on and off and I had a hard time finishing some writing tasks. Good thing the team behind the web host was all hands on deck and the engineers were able to resolved the server issue after five hours. Connection was intermittent within that period and an hour or two after the resolution but after that, it’s all back to normal.

One thing I learned that night is to always backup. BACKUP PEOPLE! If you don’t want to lose your valuable blog posts (and comments, themes, widgets, etc.), always make sure you have an updated backup of your database. If you are using WordPress, you can go to your Dashboard-Tools-Export and then choose to download all posts and comments so you can a backup of that, too. If you are using Blogger, you can go to Settings-Other and then in Blog Tools choose Export Blog.

Always make a backup of your entire blog so that whatever happens with your web host, you are secured.

Anyway, I am on the lookout for a new web host to try. Any suggestions?

One comment

  • Glad to hear that it’s all back to normal.

    I don’t know what you’re using but I am using hostgator. So far, I never experienced any downtime and they have great customer service. Try it. 🙂

    By the way, thanks for the reminder that I should back-up. 🙂