Ok here it is. I have a pretty simple installation of Magento with about 80 products. the only problem that i EVERRRRR had with Magento was GoDaddy. that means i never had any real issues with Magento that weren’t fixable. Anyways after fine tuning and tweaks here and there i manage to make Magento function on a go daddy SHARED hosting. slow as hell but it runs OK i guess.
My problem is that i can seem to backup my DB in System>Tools>Backup.
this is what i don’t understand because before (MAYBE) when i had less products and categories (smaller DB) i was able to Back it up. after 3-4 maybe 5 tried.
the backup process that i use to do was this i kept hitting “create backup” button and wait for GoDaddy server to move. sometimes i would get a blank page in return sometimes i would get a 500 server error. then when i go back to the backup page i would see maybe 2 partial corrupt backup files of 1 but it would be half the size it should be. but in 4-5 times 1 would backup properly without any errors
NOWWWW that i have more products it dosent matter how many times i try i always get 500 server error and a blank page 1 out of 20 times. i thought i had permission problems so i reset them. (by the way everything else works fine, the backup function is the only problem) then i tried reinstalling the admin_html and the core modules from Magento connect.
there after 20 times of tryin to reinstall it worked and i was able to go back and create a backup easy. but now after a couple of weeks im back where i started it never BACKS UP. i keep getting the 500 server errors again. and i don’t understand whats wrong with it......
PLEASEEEEEE HELPPPP i do not feel like moving to another server.....