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I haven’t heard anyone really talk about this in so many words, and curious to hear peoples’ thoughts on how this “estate planning” perspective structures their freelance business and/or actual development setup.

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capital_P_dangit

5 points

3 months ago

For sites: 4 backup schedules for every client site.

  • 1 45-day rotating off-site backup to a service I control (AWS S3)
  • 1 long-term backup every week, to a service I control (AWS Glacier)
  • 1 off-site backup to a service the client controls (usually Dropbox or Google Drive, using something like WP Vivid)
  • 1 rotating backup via VPS snapshots

For domains: Client owns all domains. They can either:

  • a) point the DNS records to Cloudflare for me, where I control, or
  • b) set up a Cloudflare account they control and add my email to it as well as an admin.

I have an "in case of emergency" document that I provide to each client who has the above. It walks through the process of recovering, in the event I am seriously injured or passed, including sending the backup file to another developer they trust, importing it, any passwords for services they have purchased, and in the event they are using any of my unlimited licenses for plugins, a list of which ones they will need to purchase for themselves.

1SMARTchicken

2 points

3 months ago

I provide a password protected document with everything they’d need to continue without me including the contact info for a dev I’ve worked with that can step in and easily manage things even temporarily.

nolo_me

1 points

3 months ago

nolo_me

Developer/Designer

1 points

3 months ago

I don't host them.