We talk a lot about building and optimizing a website and using blogs to increase our exposure to the search engines. If you’ve put a lot of time into building and great website and blog, remember it’s only going be search engine friendly if it’s available. One of the problems that sometimes happens is that people forget to make backups of their website, blogs and blog databases. I use a WordPress plugin, WP-DBManager for database maintenance and I recommend to everyone to make sure you know how to back up your databases. the WP-DBmanager plugin lets you schedule your backup to take place automatically.
If you are using Godaddy or one of it’s resellers as your hosting provider, you will need to make sure you have SSH enabled in your hosting account. Contact your hosting provider if you have any questions. You should be able to do some backups from your control panel in your hosting account. I would encourage you to make sure that you also download a copy of the backup and keep it locally on your computer, just like you do with your website.