Well, I'm all switched over to Vertexhost. You guys were right, Vertexhost is awesome, the best host I've ever been with, and thats really saying something considering I've been with dozens and dozens of different hosting providers over the years.
This question is in regards to backup. After my last 2 bad hosting experiences, not that I don't trust Vertexhost, but you never know the worst could always happen, like me my old FusionBB board was deleted twice. After having to reapply all the mods, trying to get people back to post to no avail, I finally just gave up on it. Wasn't worth the effort I was putting into it when nobody would at least come for a visit.
Now I just have a blog up, which I don't want to loose either. Maybe someday I'll put the Forum back up, if I get enough interest. I'm not going to put it back up if I get 0 visitors again, or a few visitors who don't come back twice
my question is, as some of you know, vertexhost uses cpanel. Umm.. how do I generate regular backups that I can download to my HDD? WIth my luck, I was thinking a good .tar.gz backup of all my files, directories, mysql db's and setting, about once a week, just in case the worst happens to me again. I even have an external hard drive to put them on..
How do I do it is my question? As long as I've had cpanel hosting you'd think I'd know, but I always did it before thru the automated crohn job system thru WHM to a separate "off site" backup location they provided to me, which wasn't the smartest idea I found out because the off-site backup was owned by the hosting provider too, so if my site does get deleted for any reason, like the last time they went out of business, the off-site backups will too, so I figure its better to download them here to my external HD or something, what do you guys think?