What really happen the day when my site goes down?
First I am studying on how I can make back up for my site for upgrading to WordPress 2.3.2 and suddenly when I try Google I found the site http://www.ilfilosofo.com/blog/wp-db-backup/ which gave a back up plugin for my site. I was able to install and activate without any problem. I tried to push the button that says back up and everything goes Well.
I turned off the WordPress and proceed immediately to Cpanel. I Went to the ” back up icon” and press the ” full back up “. It also went fine but suddenly after I received an email to check what going on at my site I suddenly see a database error.
Wow. The rest is history. It is good that my hosting provider is there to help. We first analyze the problem and We decided that he will give me a new account and install my back up.
But upon checking my back up. It does not work. The database back up that was provided to me by the above mentioned plug-in did not work.
I tried to upload it on my previous server but it does not work. I tried to download my backup before thru FTP and it does not work. The FTP was also blocked.
I really don’t know if it is my error or my site has been hacked. Is it just a coincident?
A lot of research was made . And I can say that this case made me learn a lot from Cpanel and WordPress. That is what I am proud to say. I learn the following but I need to learn it in the hard way.
- How to alter Wp_Config
- How WordPress Database Work and how to create username for database
- How to properly Install a WordPress Upgrade
- How to use the FTP
- How to move blog from One Server to another
- How important to back up your WordPress data
- That There are two types of Back Up ( Site and Data )
- How to permalink should be structured
- I learn to relax 🙂
I really do believe that everything happen for a purpose. 🙂 Now you will know what are my future post. Thanks God that I have my WordPress data until October 10,2007. So I was able to retrieve my post and comments. Unfortunately the only back up that I have for post is from the weblog from Windows live Writer and therefore did not include the comments. So why don’t you Subscribe to me via email so you will not be left behind with new tips that I learn. and don’t forget to verify your email so that you can receive it.