How To Backup ALL Your Web Sites

Update: The sale for the Backup Tutorials Course is now live at just $9.97.

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How would you like to know how to backup all your web sites automatically every day, using ALL FREE or very low cost tools and services?

Yes, you read that right, there will be no more need for expensive site backup services.

Probably one of the worst things you can discover as an online business owner is that one of your web sites is down. Either it’s been corrupted by a hard drive failure on your web server, or it’s been hacked and defaced.

If you don’t have backups then it’s a total disaster.

How would you like to know for sure that your web sites are being backed up, and that you have daily backups of all of them being delivered directly to your desktop? Or optionally to a remote FTP server at another location? And optionally to your Amazon S3 account?

Automatically.

Sounds good?

I’ll show you how.

When you consider that most people pay a small fortune every month for their non-guaranteed automated backups, what you’re going to learn will give you both peace of mind and save your pocket too.

Yep, many people are either paying their hosting company almost double for additional storage and backups, or they’re paying third parties for a site backup service. (Did you know that most hosts don’t do backups for you?)

And the nasty thing is, neither of the above options *guarantees* the safety of your backups. I’ve read many horror stories of people asking their host to restore a backup that they’ve paid to be taken, and being told it was corrupt and to use their own backups instead.

It happened to me nearly 10 years ago. Luckily I did have a usable backup, but I still then had to apply the additional changes I’d made since I’d taken it. No real harm done, but several hours of my life gone.

Of course it can be a lot worse.

So. On Saturday I’m releasing a short course as a series of videos and an ebook which will teach you how to backup your sites automatically and then FTP them to your desired FTP server, INCLUDING your desktop computer. And optionally to an Amazon S3 account too.

The course will show you how to achieve this using ALL FREE software and PHP scripts.

Once you’ve got past the hurdles of your initial system set up, then setting up automated backups will take you around 10-15 minutes per site. And once it’s done you can mostly forget about it. (You might want to check up on it every few days until you’re confident.)

I believe that it’s something that everyone needs to know, and I’ve done all the hard work to puzzle it out. Now all you need to do is follow the course through and apply it to your own web sites.

I’ll show you how to set everything up to do your backups safely and securely and all it will cost is your time.

And you’ll know *exactly* where your backups are.

For 24 hours starting today (25th September) at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST), I’m accepting¬†PRE-ORDERS for this course at just $9.97. The price at release will cost substantially more than this, so now’s your chance to get it at the lowest price it will ever be available.

 

-Frank Haywood


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13 Comments

  1. Hey Frank,

    I guess our conversation sparked some new ideas for you. ;-)

    Will these sessions be recorded so I can view over and over again?

    Glad you did this research, will save me a ton of time and effort.

    Charles

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Charles,

      You’re absolutely correct. :-)

      I’ve spent the last few weeks puzzling over this on and off since your email, and for the last month I’ve had it sending backups from my test site (a real site I’m setting up) directly to a folder on a PC here that’s always on. I also now have it working with Amazon S3, so I know this is robust.

      Direct to DropBox is eluding me at the moment, but I’ll get there.

      However I do have a slightly roundabout method of also backing up to DropBox and various other cloud storage providers using a combination of some free Windows software and of course the software provided by the cloud companies themselves.

      I’ve also had backups sent via FTP to another domain on a shared hosting account I have and that works perfectly too. So what you could do is buy a cheap “unlimited” (yeah, right) web hosting account and domain and use that to send all your backups to. ;-)

      Of course if you bought this last month:-

      http://www.frankhaywood.com/bb/

      then cloud storage isn’t a problem.

      Where I’ve got to is a solid solution that will backup your web sites automatically once you’ve put the initial grunt work in to set it up. Once the process is in place, it’s dead easy to add all your domains as you register them, just 10-15 minutes should do it.

      Yes, the course is an ebook plus a series of videos which you can view online and you’ll also be able to download them too. :-)

      -Frank

  2. geoff Lord says:

    Hi Frank
    Looking forward to learning how to do this. I like you I lost a bunch of my sites last year when a hacker took over an my entire hosting account and crashed it totally, plus ruined the reputation of my block of IP addresses by sending out masses and masses of Bulk Spam mail resulting in the IP,s being blocked on most of the spambot sites.

    Taking regular back ups is an essential task, but like everyone else we ALL become blase and don’t do it often enough.

    Hopefully your course will eradicate this problem for all us who follow you and decide to take what I consider to be an “Essential” course ….

    Geoff Lord

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Geoff,

      Thanks for that. For the first time ever, I actually feel reassured and comfortable that I’m going to be able to backup all my sites using this method. No, I haven’t set it all up for all my domains yet, but I’ve put a block of time aside to work my way through them. As I said in this post, I’ve had hosts who are supposed to be taking backups but they don’t. I’ve also had hosts who will let you automate backups, but you have to buy storage from them.

      Now there’s no need. Like many people nowadays, I have ton of bandwidth here at home and copying 100MB backups to my always on machine takes seconds. Then those files get backed up to an external USB drive, and also off to cloud storage.

      It’s triply redundant, so if one fails, the others are there to rely on. :-)

      -Frank

  3. Dee says:

    Hi Frank,

    Dee from London, UK here. Very intersted in this business saving content. Could this be provided to other businesses by me after I’ve perfected it on my own sites? By the way, there is no link to pay for yur services. Thanks

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Dee,

      It’s a learning product, so what you do with that learning after you’ve learned it is completely up to you. ;-)

      What you couldn’t do is give the course to other businesses, but you could of course teach it to them. If you preferred that other businesses purchase the product, then on Saturday there will be an affiliate link you can use for 100% commissions. Get your affiliate link, and then send it on and earn the money directly straight into your PayPal account.

      The link is now live, you were early by about 3 minutes. ;-)

      -Frank

  4. Derek Taylor says:

    Thanks Frank! I’ve wanted to do this for years but just never had to time to think it through to see if I could get it done. I looked for a service out there to do it but couldn’t find one. Bravo!

  5. Colin says:

    Hey Frank……ordered and paid at $9.97 but can’t see a way to get it or download it?

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Colin,

      It’s a pre-order sale so will be available at 6.00pm today (Saturday) if I can get the membership script working properly. ;-)

      I’ve just re-sent your order email details, please make sure to check your junk mail, just in case.

      -Frank

  6. Edward Jerome says:

    Hi Frank

    I like the idea of making backups for all my websites, but I have a few questions about your offering.

    What does your backup training include? I am looking to backup my files, my folders and my databases.

    And once I get my website backed up properly, is there a process included in your training so I can restore my website back to normal?

    I just wanted to make sure before I plunk down my money.

    Edward

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Edward,

      It’s an introductory ebook/report in PDF and epub formats, with a set of what I thought until a few moments ago was a comprehensive set of video tutorials showing how to backup both the files on your site AND all the databases. But reading your questions, I’ve just realised I haven’t actually gone through the restoration process! D’oh! I’ll do that tomorrow morning, but it’s very easy to do, copy a few files to your dead site and run a script. It restores all your databases plus your files and also sets the correct permissions on them as it does so. What I’ll do is I’ll take the whole test site down and then restore everything from one of the backups.

      -Frank

  7. Andy says:

    Hi Frank,

    This sounds great, but I wonder if it will all work with a Mac
    rather than a PC?

    Please advise
    Regards

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Andy,

      The backup script is PHP and runs on your web server. This script is core to the whole process as it can generate the backups and then optionally send them to either an FTP server or to your Amazon S3 storage.

      I also describe in the videos how to install an FTP server on your Windows PC. However, I don’t have a Mac or Linux box so I can’t show you how to do it on those machines. The good news is that as they’re both *nix variants, then you can install one of the two main (free) FTP servers onto your Mac or Linux box – one of them may even already be installed.

      For the bulk of the remainder of the videos, it’s an online service, and then adjusting your home/office router. This varies from machine to machine, but is fairly typically the same process but with different hardware/software. I show you how mine works, the chances are high that yours will be similar while having a different interface.

      I *may* have a workaround that will allow me to do a Mac specific tutorial, but I can’t promise. All I can say is if you know your way around your Mac and can use Google then you should be able to work it out for your platform once you see what’s going on. ;-)

      The final video also shows off an item of Windows-only software which can optionally be used – it’s not a necessary part of the tutorials.

      -Frank

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