The importance of backing up your website automatically and regularly
Backing up your website frequently is vital, as every experienced website holder should know. Unfortunately, many new website owners do not take the process of backing up as earnestly as they should. It’s the norm to assume that everything will be fine; others have looked into the process of backing up their website and decided it’s either too costly or too time-consuming, yet, in reality, there is a chance that if your website crashes, you could lose everything. It’s quite common to hear in the news about a high profile company that has experienced a website crash due to a security threat, yet these website threats are very real.
Hackers have become a commonplace threat on the worldwide network, and while some hackers aim to steal sensitive information and credit card numbers, some hack into websites purely to cause trouble.
Updates can go wrong
Regular updates are required to optimise the security and features of your website, but sometimes they don’t go as planned. This is one of the reasons why it’s wise to back up your website before you perform any updates, as software, themes, plug-ins and components can all be compromised. Regular, automatic updates will rule out this problem.
Viruses and Malware
No matter how secure you think your website is, Malware, Trojan Horses and Viruses can all find their way into your systems via third parties. They may be downloaded by a plug-in or a theme, or maybe via a gap in your firewall. If you have backed up your site and files, you will be prepared for any eventuality.
Mistakes can happen! It’s a possibility that a contractor or an employee may just click on the incorrect button and accidentally delete an important file. There is a lesser chance that human error will mess with your processes if you’ve backed up your files.
By backing up your website regularly, and automatically, you will avoid becoming an anxious, apprehensive business owner who must resurrect their website from scratch. It’s a worthwhile investment and doesn’t involve a hug amount of cost, taking into account all of the possible threats that exist.
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