31st Mar 2016

A guide to backing up your website

We’re constantly reminded about how important it is to keep a backup of our data, one small error and there goes everything. I’m sure we’ve all heard horror stories about people losing years of work through a simple mistake or computer error. It’s equally as important to back up your website regularly, preferably using professional backing up methods or through a backup plugin.

But why is backing up your website so important? 

Minimises the damage

Sadly, there’s not a website out there that isn’t at risk of being hacked or infected by some form of virus and whilst you can do everything possible to decrease the risk it is still something to be aware of. Rather than having to scavenge through the website code to find the infectious code, having a backup means that if your website was to be compromised in any way then you can delete the old one and have an unaffected version of your website available to work with.

Peace of mind

It’s a good idea to backup your website often purely for peace of mind. I’m sure there are many people out there who genuinely worry about if anything were to happen to their website. Running a website, especially as a business is admittedly a big responsibility but it shouldn’t keep you up at night worrying about if anything should go wrong. Backing up your website means that your website is safe and you can have a good nights sleep again.  

Need to react quickly 

Having a backup will allow you to react quickly if your website is compromised in any way. Imagine losing your website and having to start from scratch? Not only would it take a long time to build your website again, but during the time it takes to rebuild your website you could lose out on a lot of profit, customers, who are more likely to go to your competitor and possibly even your rankings on Google due to losing your SEO content.

Calamity could strike at any time, if you haven’t already, back up your website today! At least if something goes horribly wrong you’ll be ready to take control of it and get back online as soon as possible.

Article By
Sarah Seymour,
Published: 31st March, 2016
Categories: Web Design Programming

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