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Re: [wordpress-195] "wp-content" folder back-up?

From: chris
Sent on: Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:11 PM
Hi Rose,
i use wpengine for one of my sites - I'm pretty happy with it.  Since they have a strong focus on performance, they are likely hoping that most of their customers are using a CDN for hosting images, especially a site with many images.   The other files that are maintained in wp-content are your plugins (you can create a "favorite plugins" list through your WordPress panel) and your theme which ideally would be on your local computer or in a versioning repository like github.

A subscription to MaxCDN is included in all accounts over "personal". However if you check the pricing on http://www.maxcdn...­  you can see that if you're on the WPEngine "personal" account, then it would be cheaper to pay for CDN services separately, which also gives you more options for choosing a CDN provider.

I hope this is helpful!


On Feb 1, 2013, at 2:44 PM, rose <[address removed]> wrote:

> So I'm in the process of extricating myself from Dreamhost. Yesterday, based upon other users' feedback I chose WP Engine as my hosting site.
> Today in an email exchange w/ the WPengine tech staff, they mentioned that they do backups but not of
> the /wp-content folder.
> I am shocked. Is it standard procedure for Web hosting companies not to backup
> the /wp-content folders? Since my site is an Art/Design site, I have a LOT of image in that folder.
> BTW: Of course, I am planning to do local backups of my site. I am just expected the hosting company to be
> backing up my entire site too!
> thanks,
> Rose
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