Your WordPress database contains vital information like login credentials and user details. It also stores your posts and pages. So, you’ll want to make sure that you always have a recent WordPress database backup to restore, just in case something goes wrong.
The good news is that backing up your WordPress database (and restoring it) is really easy. You can use one of the top WordPress backup plugins, Jetpack VaultPress Backup, to automate the process. Or, you can perform a manual backup (although this can be more difficult and time-consuming).
In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of backing up your WordPress database. Then, we’ll show you how to do this both with a WordPress plugin and manually. We’ll also walk you through how to restore your database backups and look at some best practices for managing the entire process. Finally, we’ll wrap up with some frequently asked questions on the subject.
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You need a web server to host a WordPress website. Typically, that means paying for a web hosting plan. But with the right tools, you can transform a regular computer into a local server capable of hosting WordPress. That applies whether you’re using Windows, macOS, or Linux.
Hosting WordPress locally can be a great way to work on new projects without having to spend money on hosting. It also enables you to keep web development private, and it’s much faster than interacting with a remote server.
In this article, we’ll show you how to install WordPress locally on Windows, macOS, and Linux. We’ll include complete instructions for each operating system (OS) so you can get to work right away.
Just choose the OS you want to use to install WordPress locally, to be taken to the relevant instructions:
- Installing WordPress on Windows
- Installing WordPress on macOS
- Installing WordPress on Linux
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Backing up your site can be an effective way to keep your content safe. But unless you remember to take a manual backup consistently, and storing copies in a secure environment, you may be lulled into a false sense of security.
The good news is that you can use a powerful tool, Jetpack VaultPress Backup, to easily set up automated backups and store a copy of your WordPress site on a secure cloud platform.
In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of making off-site WordPress backups. We’ll also look at some cloud-based backup solutions for WordPress. Finally, we’ll show you how to automate things with one of the best WordPress backup plugins.
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Managing multiple WordPress sites can be stressful. With the average WordPress site running 22 plugins, it’s crucial that every vulnerability is accounted for. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with MainWP, bringing you two new Jetpack extensions in the MainWP marketplace. With this new agreement in place, managing multiple WordPress sites has never been easier.
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Do you know the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com?
There is often some confusion surrounding these two sites, the version of WordPress they offer, and what makes them different. It can become even more confusing if you’re installing Jetpack on a self-hosted WordPress site, and are then prompted to create a WordPress.com account to use it.
You may wonder why you need to make this account if you’re already using WordPress on a self-hosted website. So today, we’re going to dive in and answer that question, and explain how Jetpack uses WordPress.com to offer some of its best features to self-hosted WordPress sites.
Let’s start by taking a look at what separates WordPress.com and .org, and how Jetpack comes into play.
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Backing up your site can feel daunting. Backups are undoubtedly important: one study found that 60% of small businesses that experience data loss go out of business within six months of the occurrence. But the question is how to minimize costs while keeping your website safe.
Looking for advice online yields plenty of opinions from endless viewpoints. It won’t be long before you begin reading about partial backups, full backups, rotating schedules, and other technical jargon that leaves you feeling confused. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and put off your research for another day.
The good news? You can use online services that were developed specifically to streamline the backup process. Jetpack, for example, offers real-time backups with all Backup plans, complete with one-click restores and a 30-day archive.
Let’s look at how you can find the right frequency for your site backups, including three major items you should consider when making your decision.
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Jetpack offers three paid plans that help you improve your WordPress site’s security, appearance, marketing, and performance. These plans are designed for every type of user or business, whether you’re running your own site or working with a team of developers.
Here are a few things you should consider when choosing your Jetpack plan, and how you can pick the right option for your specific needs.
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It was 2012 and the holiday season was upon us. I was nestled in my cubicle and settling in for a long winter project. As the director of the web development team for an agency in Rhode Island, I was tasked with the development of a WordPress multisite that would power tens of thousands of websites. Jetpack had just been installed on our new network, and I was looking into all the tools we could use for these business websites.
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