Lesson 1: Backups

This video covers how to configure your backups with Backup Buddy. Here we go!

P.S. If you haven’t bought Backup Buddy yet, check their website for discounts (it’ll notify you at the top of the page).

If you get an error when uploading a plugin via the WordPress dashboard, this is because the default value for upload_max_filesize in PHP’s configuration file is only 2MB (in lay(wo)man’s terms: your hosting provider has capped your uploads at 2MB, so Backup Buddy, which is 3MB+, gets rejected).

You’ve got 2 ways to deal with this:

  1. Ask your hosting provider to raise the limit (they usually raise it to 10MB)
  2. Upload it manually via cPanel (as shown in the video above). (Check out this video at the 3:20′ mark for info on navigating your File Manager.) Follow these steps: log into cPanel > navigate to file manager > public_html folder > find your website folder > wp-content > plugins > upload your plugin .zip file > extract the contents. It’ll then show up via your WP dashboard. Be sure to delete your plugin .zip file from your File Manager.

Pssst…Running into trouble? Check out the October 2015 Q&A video tutorial in the Q&As section to learn:

  • How to figure out if your hosting plan will work with Backup Buddy (and what to do if not)
  • Backup Buddy server tools: where to find a breakdown of items in your backup organized by size to help you find any troublemakers fast.