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Crazy question... But is this possible?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by C-Rod3, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. C-Rod3

    C-Rod3 Registered Member

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    So...

    Suppose you are hosting 3 WP websites on a web host - let's use "BlueHost" for this example. Combined, all three websites are netting $4,000 in monthly revenue. Enough income for a full-time living (in most areas).

    You put in a lot of work for these websites.

    My question is...

    Theoretically, our hosting providers could "shutdown" or go out of business at anytime. And this goes for any hosting provider - not just BlueHost (the example I used).

    Basically, what I'm getting at is, no matter how much money our sites generate, it is still an extremely insecure stream of income from what I can tell.

    I have this fear that if I cultivate my websites to that level, one day they could all go down in flames, and my hard work will be diminished. This prevents me from wanting to make more websites.

    How can i definitively say they won't go down in flames?
     
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    AleeGS Regular Member

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    You should setup automatic backups and upload them to various backup hosts like google drive or dropbox.

    You can also try colocation dedi server
     
  3. Conor

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    This ^

    It's only insecure and temperamental if you're a moron. Changing hosts should take a couple of days max.
     
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    And if you had a regular job you could be made redundant tomorrow or the business could close down. So stop procrastinating and get on and make the money and then if something changes - adapt.
     
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    Or save all your IM earnings then invest in real life business
     
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    That scenario is entirely possible, and could wreak havoc on your income, only if you are un prepared....

    The real value of your business is the content youve made available (data) and the links that are spread around the web to allow others to access it. While "links" are almost exclusively discussed in reference to http links, another type of link is a dns link-- the link between your domains registrar, maybe your dns host if your registrar doesnt provide that service, and your website. More conceptually, the dns link is the bridge between your domain name and the server that your site is own.

    Now, with that dns link in mind, realize that as long as you have a backup copy of your website data, all you would have to do in do event of an Armageddon scale hosting event, would be to upload you backup data to a new server (host) and change your dns settings to point to that new server. In practice, it can be done in a mattter of a few hours, although dns changes sometimes take a day or two to be fully realized.

    Backup before you backup, and then backup some more.

    Nothing is guaranteed, and only the adaptive survive.
     
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    That's why you want 2 different income streams.
     
  8. C-Rod3

    C-Rod3 Registered Member

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    Wow,

    I appreciate the informative replies on my scenario.

    This leads me to my next question - what is the most efficient and easy way to backup my websites, and will BlueHost's default Site Backup Pro suffice? I'm just a bit confused with what actual files to save, and how to import.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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    Nobody earning $4,000/month with websites would host them on blue host.
     
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    Dedicated hosting and Backup weekly for your sites, There is no point of be afraid that hosting company can goes down.
     
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    I think I safe my words for something better.. The question here asked is just too dump... if you can get a host you may know already the answer to your questions or you should direct the backup question that way at least.
     
  12. Malcolm Max

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    It takes less than 5 minute to restore a backup and bring site online. You can also do mirror hosting, two webhost hosting same site, if one goes down, another will go up automatically. Besides there are tons of cloud hosting these days with multiple automatic mirror. So OP the issue you are talking about is not really an issue.
     
  13. C-Rod3

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    I don't know... I'll be the first to say it - I'm no expert... I've made some good cash online but not a pro.

    That being said - what you said sounds really fucking stupid. BlueHost is one of the biggest hosting companies. Just calling it as I see it.
     
  14. randyman

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    First of all, you mention bluehost, which is ugly in my book. There's too many decent and lot better VPS/cloud companies.

    Second, if you make that much money, surely you can afford to put each website on different hosting. If you reach that level, sure you know the importance of backup (backup you made your own, not the one your host made for you).

    "What you do to backup" is very simple, you download your files and database to your computer on regular basis. Just zip them and download it.

    You want to automate it? Backup to cloud storage on regular basis? If you use wordpress, for example, there's tons of plugins that do this, paid or free.