How I Crashed My WordPress Web site (permanently)

I was producing an tutorial online video on the subject matter of setting up WordPress onto a domain. In purchase to display the course of action, I was using my possess account, by setting up WordPress on a person of my possess domains. I accomplished the online video and was very happy with the success.

I went to my principal domain to upload the online video and was shocked to locate that my web page was absent and in its position, the default template you get when you initial put in WordPress onto a domain. Bewildered and panicking, I called Bluehost ( the finest web hosting company out there) pondering they would have a way of fixing what I experienced accomplished to my web page.

I listened to the terms that absolutely everyone who has a web page on the world-wide-web fears listening to: “I am very sorry ma’am, but there are no backups to roll your web page back to. Your articles is absent and not recoverable.”

Having always assumed that my web page was being mechanically backed up, I was shocked to say the minimum. How could this come about? Complex assist knowledgeable me that my account experienced prolonged in the past exceeded two gigabytes, and that after the two gig dimensions has been achieved, they can not warranty that the web sites will be mechanically backed up. In simple fact, it is very unlikely that the web sites will be (mechanically) backed up.

So what have I figured out about web hosting that could help you in the future?

  1. That after your account (not just your web page) will get even bigger than two gig, it can and will no longer be backed up mechanically. You both will need to go to your web hosting and back it up oneself, or add a plugin that will do it for you.
  2. That you do not get any warning that lets you know you are near or have exceeded the two gig restrict. But you can go into your C-Panel (the back conclusion of your web hosting) and examine the file house and utilization anytime to see how near you are to the two gig level.
  3. You can backup your web page oneself and I very propose that you do this.
  4. Bluehost has superb tutorials that will stroll you by means of this course of action. Go to for the greatest information available.
  5. That PARKED domains are redirected to your principal domain. What you do to a parked domain, you will be accomplishing to your principal domain. (Keep in mind I mounted WordPress on a domain I was not using? It was a parked domain.)
  6. I very propose that you find out all you can about your web hosting offer. Bluehost gives C-Panel which is a user helpful, very intuitive application making it possible for conclusion end users (you) to handle your web hosting / web sites / account oneself. Study up on all that you can get your fingers on from your Hosting company.
  7. Anywhere probable, use other web sites to upload articles to. For example, did you know that you can create the coolest revenue page in Twitwall? And you can host your videos on YouTube and so on. Get seriously artistic and watch the dimensions of your account commonly.

What leads to your web page to exceed two gig?

  • For a person factor, it is not just any a person web page that you have hosted that is thought of in the dimensions-it is your whole ACCOUNT.
  • If you have a pair of web sites hosted, they are the two factored in on the dimensions.
  • More templates, needless plugins, data files you do not use, and far too several online video and audio data files.
  • Documents in your directory. If you do not use the file any longer, acquire it out of your directory.

So please, go and create a backup of your web page (s). By no means presume anything.

Oh, and I nevertheless very propose Bluehost.

Kathleen Sullivan