Backupify with 1&1

Backupify is a new online service that backs up your online services and is free to sign up until January 31st 2010.  They provide backup services built on Amazon’s Web Services and supports a range of services including WordPress, Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Google Docs and many more.  Since you can never have too many backups and free is the magic price I signed up.

I was mostly interested in backing up WordPress since I have this site and  It seemed simple enough: add a plug-in and validate the account.  I did that but received the same errors each day in the Backupify History page, a nice idea that shows what happened with your account.  Here’s my error:

Perhaps too low php memory limit on for backup all files. We recommend 64M and more. Also install last version wp-backupify plugin and reregister

No comment on the grammar and punctuation.  The plug-in version I installed from Backupify was 1.8 but they now offered a 1.0.3 version.  Installed that but still received the low memory error.  A little searching showed you can try to increase your PHP memory by creating a php.ini file with one line:

memory_limit = 64M

Unfortunately I had the same issue so I poked around the 1&1 website and found that they set a limit of 20 MB for PHP so it looks like I’m out of luck for now.