You’ve probably heard it before, but if you’re an owner of a WordPress based site, you can’t underestimate the importance of keeping an up to date backup of your site (that goes for both database and files). There are two major scenarios where such backups can come handy

  1. When migrating to a new hosting provider – You could simply restore the website from backup at the new location.
  2. In case your site has been hacked  and you need to restore it to a clean state.

While there are several well known backup plugins available, BackupBuddy is probably the one best known.

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BackupBuddy is a comprehensive WordPress backup plugin. With BackupBuddy you can configure many backup sets such as Database only, or full backups, and specify schedule and destination. Local backups (where backup files are saved on the same server that hosts your site), and offsite backups (where the backup files are saved on a remote location such as FTP DropBox, or Google Drive) are also supported. However due to limitations on Godaddy shared hosting accounts, BackupBuddy will fail to run with the following error message

backupbuddy Failed to create a Zip Archive file – no available methods

Follow the settings shown in this video tutorial to configure the correct settings and successfully configure BackupBuddy on GoDaddy shared hosting.

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