In addition to worrying about how many articles you have written, the quality of the articles you have written for your blog, and all those other pesky details, it turns out that you have to worry about hosting. Yes! Not trying to create paranoia in you but what would happen if your host went out of business overnight? If there’s anything you should know by now, it is that businesses go out of business. You go to sleep and wake up the next day to hear that Sears has filed for bankruptcy… Wait, let me see if I can find a list of 20 big businesses that have closed their doors this year… Here you go…

Now, we can all agree that these businesses do not give the common man, that is you, the blogger, the customer, any notice before they close down. In fact it is common for them to keep assuring you that everything is alright and that thing that’s making you jittery is merely a glitch which is being addressed by management and normal service will resume soon.

You have worked hard on your websites. You have written hundreds of thousands of words, and you would probably have a heart attack if you lost them all. I know I would. Sometimes I have written a most brilliant groundbreaking paragraph and before I can hit SAVE, I lose it. On that note, give me one second, let me save this first…

Done! We were saying… imagine the horror of losing ten of your websites in one swift move… Horrible… just a total disaster. Because of our new anxiety issues, we have started to look into this question of what if my hosting service dies, what then…

The only answer that we can get is that you should not have all your eggs in one basket. You should use different hosts, spread the odds or something. But then that would be too expensive. Our preferred host, Siteground, charges one fee for multiple websites, so you could have 2 websites or 100 websites for the same amount in hosting fees. If we try to spread the websites to different hosts, as newbies with limited capital, it would be too much for us. If we have any extra funds at this early point, we want to use that money on other functions such as adding more content and SEO and backlinks… The list is long!

After much research, it dawned on us that the only option left to us is to make a backup offline. Sigh… sounds tedious. We are currently exploring this backing up of our websites content. Let us know what you are doing for backup and if there’s an easy way to do this. I don’t relish the thought of copying each article individually. Leave a comment for us on how you are keeping the content of your online passive income blog safe from disappearing.