How to host and backup a WordPress site

What is hosting:

Web hosting is a service that allows organisations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser. 

What is TSOHost:

 This is a UK based hosting service with customers currently over 250,000. They also have 14 years of experience, and offer a wide range of plans.

The hosting site has a special plan available for wordpress. The price for this plan is £2.92 and with you can host up to 3 websites and a free domain name. The hosting site gives you unlimited bandwidth  therefore meaning you can download and upload as much data as you want in a given period of time.

TSoHost also allows for data backups too. You can select where your WordPress is located and create a full backup from there. Additionally, there’s also  a tool named file Rollback, with this you can essentially, revert to previous ‘snapshots’ of WordPress. One thing to note is how the option is irreversible once done so using the snapshot method could face potential risks.  This is the manual backup system of TSO. Also, once created a backup using their inbuilt tool, you’ll receive an option to download, a copy of the file in a compressed format. This is good as it allows for increased protection and a higher chance of site recovery in case anything is lost.

Additionally, TSO also provide  a free daily Backup. They will back up your site every day, in case any worst-case scenarios crop up. Plus, they will store these back-ups for 30 days meaning it makes it easier for the Wombwell Karting team as they will not have to worry about anything and they will only need to focus on the design.  These are essentially ‘automated backups’ which are done at scheduled points in time.

Ideally you also receive a free let’s encrypt ssl certificate. Which means the website will have secure connections to the browser. The site will probably be hosted with various other websites. This is known as shared website hosting meaning there are a number of websites on the same server. The website can be setup easily with just a click of a singular button.

The packages are full managed, too. While TSOHost will keep the site running at peak performance. They can contact our expert support team 24/7.

The dashboard for the hosting website also has a clutter free design meaning it will be easier for the Wombwell team to manage their website. Also if the plan needs to be upgraded then its really easy as the company allows free migration to a upgraded plan.

As TSO has WordPress special deals, it’s a really good hosting service for Wombwell to use, it’s quite cheap, has great backup facilities and also a clean UI.  On the other hand, below are some other potential options to create back ups along with the plugins. These mainly focus on using plugins within WordPress to initialize the backup process.

Non-tso host ways of backing up site using wordpress plugins:

Updraftplus – Creates a complete backup, including plugins. Options of storing backup on computer or cloud storage. Allows for easy restoration of backups too. Very complete for free version , offers a paid version with additional features too.

VaultPress Plugin – Paid option. Around 3.50 a month and allows for real-time cloud storage. Additionally, security scans are often done too. Can be quite costly in the long run.

Backup Buddy – Allows for easy scheduling of daily, weekly, monthly backups. No subscription needed. Can also manage multiple WordPress sites. However, one-time purchase free of around $52.

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