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#1 Guest_Nick_*

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:54 AM


I am very close to purchasing your "Backup Buddy" plugin, but due to the no-refund policy I want to be sure the plugin will function properly with Bluehost - my host. My site is fairly big (maybe around 3gb) and growing - I will be adding uploading 60 minute recordings to if regularly.

Does BackupBuddy work well with Bluehost? If I use Amazon S3 or Dropbox would it mean I wouldn't need to worry as much about functionality on Bluehost?



#2 Dustin Akers

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

Hi Nick,

It can work on that host. If it doesn't it would be from the site being too large for that host's servers you are on to handle backing up the site before restrictions by the server get applied, or because the host's server has more restrictive server configurations than it needs (such as extra low PHP memory limit or max_execution_time). But those are kinds of things that can affect any host's servers.

The site being 3GB (uncompressed presumably) would be really pushing it if using shared hosting or some lower tiered hosting package.

If planning on sending/storing backups in S3 or Dropbox, the backup still has to be able to be created on the site's server (even for scheduled backups the backup gets created onsite and then can be automatically sent to the remote destination you want if set up for that).

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#3 Guest_Eric Steam_*

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:44 AM

The problem with Bluehost is their poor technical support. If you want to install Backup Buddy and, for some reason, it doesn't work, then you have a real problem. Before purchase it would be better to switch to a better web hosting company. The best in the US is usa.weloveourhost.com