Jennifer Zelazny

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Jappler Recommends: CPsafe.

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Start the year of right – set up a backup system! A few years ago, I documented how to backup your web sites, databases, email, etc when your host uses CPanel to a remote FTP server. Since then, there have been several CPanel updates and Perl updates that the script no longer works so I have been looking for another option and finally found it. The new script is called: CPsafe (if that does not work, check out the cached version. Within 5 minutes, you can have your home directory backup set up and ready to run. I think the... Read More » Read more


mysql database corruption.

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What got me up early Saturday and then up at 1am on Sunday? Server hardware failure…which led to some database corruption. I have never had to deal with database corruption, so I did not even know my problem was database corruption until after calling the helpful tech guys at Liquid Web. (I am not one to usually call tech support, but at 136am on a Sunday…I did not feel like spending time at or I first noticed something on Saturday morning, but after restoring a database table from a backup, everything was golden. I told myself…it had to... Read More » Read more

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Automate cPANEL Backups

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For months I have been manually backing up my web sites. Last night, I learned my lesson and realized I needed to have something more dependable in place. (and I am pretty damn dependable). I finally took the time to research the process of automating a CPanel update. The script I found and used is freely available and easy to use. How to completely automate your CPanel backup and store the files remotely: There are three main parts to this process: The backup script. Download the script. Edit the script’s configuration variables as needed (see instructions on the download script... Read More » Read more