From time to time I make a backup of my blog. If anything goes wrong, it gives me a second chance to make it work again. Until now, however, I haven’t had much use for those backups – and often wondered if I would be able to restore my blog if it had a meltdown. Now I know the answer to that question.
I tried to add a link to the right pane of this blog, and thought it would be easiest to just add it manually in the php-file – resulting in a defect blog. I still don’t know why that happened. I have never worked with php before, so I have probably goofed something up. Or not – the Webhotel went offline (not just my site – the whole Webhotel) seconds after I added the link, so maybe it wasn’t me at all – or maybe it was because of that link, the Webhotel went down?
I really don’t know what happened. But I do know that I could have had a major problem getting this blog working again without the copy I made few days ago!
So make a backup of your weblogs (both files and database) and other stuff that you care about! You may need it someday! 🙂