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This course presents the WordPress Multisite feature, which allows web site designers and administrators to create a network of sites and blogs from a single installation of WordPress. Author Justin Seeley covers installing the network components, configuring their web server/hosting environment, using the Multisite Network Administration panel, managing users, and backing up, migrating, and restoring a multisite installation.
I have already stated that backing up your web site is probably one of the most important things you will ever do as a network administrator. And in order to create good backups of your web site, you'll probably need to use a plug-in. Lucky for you, there are ton of options out there on the Internet, but there are two that shine above all of the rest, especially when it comes to WordPress backups. The first one that I will talk about is VaultPress. VaultPress is built by Automatic, the same people who run wordpress.com. It's one of the most popular plug-ins out there. As you can see, they have got some big numbers.
VaultPress runs on a subscription model, meaning you'll pay a subscription to back up your web site for each and every site that you have. If you are running a WordPress Multisite installation, you will pay a subscription fee for each individual Multisite as well. The plans and pricing aren't that bad and if you want to use a solution made by the people who built the software, this is the solution for you. BackupBuddy is my personal favorite, and it was the first solution to offer complete WordPress backups. That means BackupBuddy does Backups, Restorations, and Migrations of all types of WordPress installations, including WordPress Multisite.
BackupBuddy is just one single plug-in. You install it and it's ready to go. The cool part about BackupBuddy is you are able to schedule backups, as well as deliver backups to remote destinations like URLs, FTP, Amazon S3, or any other type of CDN you might have. The BackupBuddy pricing is a one off. You only pay one fee, and then you get access to the plug-in forever. It's pretty good. Since BackupBuddy is the plug-in that I prefer personally, I will be using that for the remainder of the series. However, VaultPress functions much the same way the BackupBuddy does and comes with significant documentation.
No matter which backup solution you try, you should always live by my rule. If it doesn't exist in three places, it simply doesn't exist. So I have a copy of my backups stored locally inside of my WordPress install, I keep one remotely stored inside of Amazon S3, and I also keep one stored on a hard drive or a Thumb Drive somewhere in my office. Those are the three safest locations, in my opinion. So if anything happens to one of those, I've got two backups to go from, or if anything happens to two of those backups, I've got one more.
Hopefully nothing happens to your third backup, but you can always create four. Be safe and take care of your web site. It's the most important thing you can ever do.
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