In this episode, I shared the following:

Walter called in to share some of his thoughts on he Edirol R-09 Recorder. He does like that you can’t keep the usb cable plugged in at all times. Other than that, he loves the recorder. I share how I transfer my recordings to my show.

Dustin called in to share that he, also, recently purchased an Edriol R-09 Recorder. He hadn’t really thought this would be something that he would be interested in. However, after loosing an interview last week by recording into the computer, he decided to follow my advice of recording into a digital audio recorder instead.

Butch called and asked about .mp3 media hosting with Libsyn.com. He wanted to know what happens if you decide to stop paying for their monthly service.

Steve called in and asked if I had any advice for him to reduce the wet mouth sound that his headset mic picks up.

Ray is thinking about adding Q & A to his podcast and wanted to get my thoughts on services for collecting voice mail. I mentioned my post at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/voicemail.

Santos called in to say that he, also, recently purchased an Edirol R-09 Recorder and he absolutely loves it. He also mentioned that he recently had an issue on his website where it said that there was a database error or that his server was unavailable. I got so excited about sharing my story about hosting that I forgot to answer his question about what to do with those WordPress Database Backups.

Santos, first and foremost, your hosting provider should have backups of your data and “should” be able to restore your site if things go terribly wrong. In a worst case scenario, if you have your database backup, you’d be able to reinstall WordPress and use that backup file to restore all your archived posts and settings back to where they were at during the last backup. Your hosting provider could help walk you through that restore process if you need it. In all my years of working with WordPress, I’ve had a ton of issues with hosting providers. However, I’ve never had to restore my site from any of the backups that I personally had.

One other thing to add. Backup up your database does not back up any theme files or photos that you’ve uploaded to your account to put into blog posts. I would also recommend going into your hosting account via FTP and backing up your entire WordPress directory about once a month or more often if you desire. I hope that you’ll never have to use it.

Now, if you are running into issues where your site is down from time to time, certainly, contact your hosting company’s support department. In this episode, I share how my own business had outgrown the use of “shared hosting” and that I made the switch to a VPS server with ServInt Hosting.

I don’t think I mentioned it in the episode, but I’m having a major sale on my digital products until Wednesday, March 23rd. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

PODCAST CONSULTING: I'm available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I'd love to work with you. I'm able to demonstrate using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at [email protected] or call me at 859-757-1399.

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