BackupBuddy Server Information: Server Configuration
The Server Configuration section of the Server Information Server tab contains information about your site's server with suggestions, value and current status (pass/fail).
Once you have licensed BackupBuddy, you may select this to go to the Plugins page to upgrade to the latest minor version. Typically only major versions are available for automatic updates but this option allows you to force updating to the latest minor version.
Version of WordPress currently running. It is important to keep your WordPress up to date for security & features.
Version of your database server (mysql) as reported to this script by WordPress.
AddHandler in .htaccess
If detected, then you may have difficulty migrating your site to some hosts without first removing the AddHandler line. Some hosts will malfunction with this line in the .htaccess file; host dependant (none best unless required)
Version of PHP currently running on the site.
PHP max_execution_time (server-reported)
Maximum amount of time that PHP allows scripts to run. After this limit is reached the script is killed. The more time available the better. 30 seconds is most common though 60 seconds is ideal.
PHP Memory Limit
The amount of memory this site is allowed to consume.
Methods your server supports for creating ZIP files. These were tested & verified to operate. Command line is magnitudes better than other methods and operates via exec() or other execution functions. ZipArchive is a PHP extension. PHP-based ZIP compression/extraction is performed via a PHP script called pclzip but it is slower and can be memory intensive.
Database Dump Methods
Methods your server supports for dumping (backing up) your mysql database. These were tested values unless compatibility / troubleshooting settings override.
Total size of your site (starting in your WordPress main directory) INCLUDING any excluded directories / files.
Site Size (Default Exclusions applied)
Total size of your site (starting in your WordPress main directory) EXCLUDING any directories / files you have marked for exclusion.
Site number of files
Total number of files/folders in your site (starting in your WordPress main directory) INCLUDING any excluded directories / files.
Site number of files (Default Exclusions applied)
Total number of files/folders site (starting in your WordPress main directory) EXCLUDING any directories / files you have marked for exclusion.
Total size of your database INCLUDING any excluded tables.
Database Size (Default Exclusions applied)
Total size of your database EXCLUDING any tables you have marked for exclusion.
Average Write Speed
Average ZIP file creation write speed. Backup file sizes divided by the time taken to create each. Samples: `2`.
Guesstimate of max ZIP size
Calculated estimate of the largest .ZIP backup file that may be created. As ZIP files are compressed the site size that may be backed up should be larger than this.
Some servers are not configured properly to allow WordPress to connect back to itself via the site URL. For example,
http://your.com connects back to itself on the same server at
http://your.com/ to trigger a simulated cron step).
If this is the case, you must either ask your hosting provider to fix this or enable WordPres Alternate Cron mode in your
WordPress Alternate Cron
Some servers do not allow sites to connect back to themselves at their own URL. WordPress and BackupBuddy make use of these "Http Loopbacks" for several things. Without them you may encounter issues. If your server needs it or you are directed by support you may enable Alternate Cron in your wp-config.php file. When enabled this setting will display "Enabled" to remind you.
Disabled PHP Functions
Some hosts block certain PHP functions for various reasons. Sometimes hosts block functions that are required for proper functioning of WordPress or plugins.
PHP Register Globals
Automatically registers user input as variables. HIGHLY discouraged. Removed from PHP in PHP 6 for security.
PHP Magic Quotes GPC
Automatically escapes user inputted data. Not needed when using properly coded software.
PHP Magic Quotes Runtime
PHP Safe Mode
Http Server Software
Server Load Average
PHP SSH2, SFTP Support
Active WordPress Plugins
PHP Process User (UID:GID)
Display Results in Text Format Display Extended PHP Settings via phpinfo