Can’t Host That

Believe it or not, there are files you probably should not upload to the server you host your website from. Not only could you get in trouble with your web host by doing so, but you could also be putting your own security at risk. On today’s podcast we will go over some of the files you should not host and my favorite way to back up personal files remotely and securely. The Web Hosting Show is on the air.

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There are a lot of unsaid rules that you must learn when it comes to mastering the world of web hosting. Knowing what files you should or should not host is one of them. While it might sound like common sense to some – sometimes it is the things that go unsaid that get you in trouble, so let me save us all a lot of trouble and let you in on this.

Here is what we have in store for you on today’s show:

Files You Should Not Host

Having a web hosting account is handy at times. It allows you to practically upload anything you want to share with friends, or to store online. This is a blessing and also a curse when it comes to the web hosting business though. While it is handy to be able to upload anything to a web hosting account, it is not always practical. Sometimes, it might even be against the rules.

Better Off Site Backups with Carbonite

I have been a big fan off keeping files backup off site for a while now and the best tool I have found to get that job done is Carbonite. Out of all the other solutions, Carbonite does the best job at making backing up automated so I don’t have to worry about it. For the webmasters out there, it is also a great way to store your website backups too.

Hope you enjoyed this edition of the Web Hosting Show podcast. Feel free to share your own thoughts about hosting in the comments. I would love to see them!

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