LeadPages and WordPress Transients: 401 Unauthorized Errors

Is your database getting larger? Are you thinking of deleting the transients in your WordPress database using a WordPress cleanup plugin? Don’t! I did exactly that and paid a big price. Continue reading “LeadPages and WordPress Transients: 401 Unauthorized Errors”


SkyHub Cloud Unlimited Backup Lifetime Subscription Review

I just got the following promotion from BitsDuJour and StackSocial recently. It’s for “SkyHub Cloud Unlimited Backup: Lifetime Subscription” priced at a whopping one time payment of $89. I haven’t signed up or used this service, but I was curious…who are these people? And how can they offer lifetime backup for the cost of a 1tb external hard drive? I finally found the answer. Continue reading “SkyHub Cloud Unlimited Backup Lifetime Subscription Review”

How to Backup WiredTree VPS to Amazon S3 with WHM

I wanted to back up my Cpanel accounts to Amazon S3 using WHM.

Unfortunately, WHM doesn’t do this by default. I found some paid solutions, but then I stumbled on Andy’s fantastic tutorial here…


There’s some minor changes you need to make. If you’re running CentOS 6 on WiredTree, you’ll need to change the Repo to:


That’s about it. The setup was very easy and it’s highly recommended.

Restoring a site using this method is quick and painless in case of disaster. You just SSH back into the server and enter this command:

mkdir restore
s3cmd -r get s3://yourbucketname/2011-02-32/filename.gz restore

How to Force Start a Manual WHM Backup

Trying to force a backup to run in WHM? You need to Putty/SSH into your server as the ROOT user and run the following command:

For newer VPS servers using the latest backup:

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup –force

For older VPS servers using Legacy backup:

/scripts/cpbackup –force

That’s all that’s needed. The script will fire off and create backups.