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Amazon S3 price reduction

An Amazon S3 price reduction was only one of the things announced at the AWS re:Invent summit. Amazon S3 is a storage service that lets you keep your data securely ‘in the cloud’ This storage service is pretty impressive and this is the 24th price reduction since 2006. These reduced






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Check your automatic backups are working

OK, so you have set up your website and installed all those shiny plug-ins. You should now get reports on everything under the sun and an automatic backup of your database and files… Do you ever check that it is actually working? This article is part of a series on






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Take independent backups and verify them

Always have a tested backup -Murphy’s law says “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong” and in the world of backups this means that when you need it you will find something wrong with it. This article is part of a series on regular website maintenance that you can do






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Rotate your backups to save space and stay sane

Backups are critical to your business but the only thing worse than no backup is not being able to find the one you need! Backup rotation A common practice is to “rotate” your backups. The term rotate probably comes from the days when a backup was done on a physical






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What is DDoS and what can I do about it?

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) happens when a hacker sends lots of fake traffic to your web site, or in my case a site on the same shared server that I am using. This means that the server is so busy trying to deal with the fake traffic that it






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Dropbox for synchronised storage and backup

Dropbox is a fantastic product that effectively gives you a folder on your computer that it will share, and keep synchronised, across all your other computers and the web (Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, etc). Regular readers will know that I am always on a backup soapbox. I also love to






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Backup your blog

Have you backed up your blog? No doubt you have put a lot of work into creating and posting your blog and enjoyed the interaction with other people who have posted on it. Make sure that you have a regular backup of this important part of your digital life. Backing






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Choosing a backup plan

Last time we were talking about how valuable the data on our hard drive is and how important it is to keep it safe. This included having your backup in a safe place, but how do we even get to the point where we have a backup? It seems that






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Keep your backup data safe

Last week I was woken up in a hotel room in Hawaii by the sound of alarm bells and an announcement that a Tsunami was coming. We had to evacuate the hotel  and the instructions were, “Take your essential personal belongings.” What would that be for you? If you had






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Stay in control of your data – who does your backup?

When using on line services for email or data storage, do you ever think about who is responsible for their safety and security. You should! Just because you put your precious data on of these ‘internet backup’ servers does not mean that it is safe or secure. GMail loose 35,000






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