Backup Your Website
Hey everyone. We're going to look at backing up your website in case it all goes horribly wrong and you need to reset it or you get hacked or you hack yourself by breaking it. And there is an official way where it gets done automatically every day. If you're using Blue host, it's called Code guard. It is a fee every month. Okay? But they handle everything. They send it to you as a zip file, you can just reinstall it, roll back to a different date or And you can I'll show you the kind of caveman way to do it. You just back up yourself basically just rolling it into a zip, give it a good date and you have two ways of backing it up. Alright, let's check out how to do both of those. All right. So there's two ways of backing up your site. There is the caveman Way and then there's the automatic way you could probably just do both. My caveman way is just doing it locally yourself manually every time you touch your website. So that's what I do. What I do. My processes this. So I'll find out. D...
ick stop. I'll go like, okay, I'm about to mess around with the sites just in case I break everything. What I do is I slept at all. So I click on the top one, hold shift, click on the last one. Right click it and on a Mac it is compress OK on a pc and it gets sent to and then there's like a zip folder. If you can't work it out to check out how to zip a file on your platform. Okay. So I've got the zip here on my Mac. What I do is I call it the date, so archive and it's going to be the date backwards. So today is the 19th. What is the date today? It is the june and it is, I don't even know what date it is today. I'm guessing the 19th 20th. I think it is today. Now I know americans do it the other way around but you need to do it this way. So the 20th of the 6th, 2019. It means that when I do another day, say it's next week. Okay. It's the end of the month and I can press it Okay. Do the same thing. And I just said the date then. So it's still this month, but it's the 30th. It means they stack alpha numerically. So if I do another one, you get it right. I'm going to Make it super clear what I'm doing here, 19 said it's a it's later in the year. It's nearly it's nearly the end of the year. Okay. It means that the bottom one is always the latest. Okay, so I know when I'm looking at backups, I can see them in chronological order. So the newest. Second newest oldest. I'll show you a bit more in practice. Okay. Where is one of my files? One of my websites. Yeah, this one here. So I also put in his old folder, which I'll talk about in a sec as well. You can see this is an old website. I just trying to figure out what I've remembered. I've got, you can see there, that's a really old backup. This is a newer one. That's a new one. So this is really handy because like it's 1919, 2019 now and I can see, oh look, there's an old one, there's one from earlier on. It just means I can go back in case I've, you know, sometimes you just jump into a quick little change and then upload the site and then you go away and then later on you realize you've, you've kind of wrecked one and there's some other page and you can roll back zoo old. I'll show you what I do is old. So desktop project to, I always put the backups instead of under archive. I put them in something called sold Czolgosz. Just old with zero front so it ends up at the bottom of your alpha numeric list. So it's always at the bottom and then I do my little archive thing and then throw them into there when I'm done, I'm done. Put the date on them. They will just keep them and sold. Yeah, I get a bit organizational freak about stuff like that. Weird. You're weird. Odin. And so that's the caveman way. The automatic way, which is, you should do both. Like I never rely on either of them. And so blue host has got a pretty cool service. Where are you? Blue host? You are. Okay, so you log into your, this is your dashboard when you log into Blue host now, if you're using a different hosting company, okay. They all have something similar. Blue host curls. There's I've got a couple of names for some reason, but if you got a marketplace, it's a paid solution. Okay, so this is called we're going to go to their add ons, yep, add ons and this is called Blue Host Code Guard. I've seen it referred to as what else do they used to call it? A backup pro. Okay, so it's a it's a cost as well. So it's almost as much as my hosting. So you've got to decide whether this is right for you. Okay. At your stage. You might just be happy doing caveman style, but you might want this extra bit and it just adds to your monthly account. Thank you. Blue Host. Remember if you haven't signed up for Blue host, Okay? You can go to bring her laptop dot com slash blue and that'll get you there and get a discount on it and I get a small percentage of your first sign up. Doesn't cost actually cost you less, but just a reminder. Alright, that is it. Just wait for my picture to load. Quite proud that I'm on their side. Look at me. All right, that's it. I'll see you in the next video.