I had my first big business scare today and learned a good lesson in the process. Always, always have a backup, a backup business plan, a backup of your website, a backup of your database, a backup of everything.
Today while I was doing the deed at jury duty, I forked over the $12 for internet access only to discover my entire site, meaning my entire business was erased. I’ll that was displaying when I typed in my URL was a big error message, wp-config.php can not be found. For anyone who knows, that is a bad thing. I called my hosting provider and discovered that his server was corrupted and all of the SQL databases (one being my store) were completely gone. Erased.
Devastated and crushed are they best words to describe how I was feeling. That is way too much stress for a pregnant woman. How would I ever be able to start over? Was my business over before it ever began? I mean it was just two days ago that I officially announced the store was open for business on the blog and two days later it was over?
It was my husband who finally saved the day, well partially at least. I lost about a months worth of work. All of my blogs for the past two months have been erased.
So I did a Google search and was able to recover almost all of my blogs from cache. Thank goodness.
But the store will be temporarily on hold until I can get everything up and running again.
So the moral of the story, you never know when things can go kaput so have a backup plan for everything.