Tag Archives: Backups

How I do backups

If there is one thing I will stress repeatedly to everyone is that it is very important to not only make backups but to also test those backups and today I thought I would go over how I do my backups for a couple of websites.

The first thing I will state is for personal websites I myself prefer to do these manually rather than automatically but each step is easy to automate and for the database side of things I do run a plugin that does that part. Without further delay lets go into a bit of detail how I manually make these backups and why I do it this way!

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The importance of TESTING backups

This post relates to the massive download months ago – I only just got around to finishing writing it!

Well fuck me.

... there is no plan be is there?

… there is no plan be is there?

For anyone that may follow my fan page on Facebook, I had a very massive “technical” problem which involved every single of my websites to go down and to make matters even worst … all of my backups ended up either not working, disappeared or out right bullshit. Well this is the problem I had lately as after the issue I had with the system, all of my backups were basically useless and although thankfully I was able to restore them using different methods (thank you recovermywebsite.com and Comcure!), I would have been screwed if they were not there.
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Yet another Javascript redirect

Google Safe Browsing Warning PageThis article is not really a rant but rather an alert for any that is currently Googling this. I have found on a few websites that I hosted on an older system had random PHP script inserted into the start of the index.php file.

The code below is what is being inserted into index.php files. So far I have not seen it attack any other pages.

However with that said, lets see what this PHP code is doing and hopefully what you can do about it.

As you can see this is clearly just a encoded PHP script – much like the same I do on Can you work it out. So if we just decode it, we now get what the server is actually executing.
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