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Why You NEED To Backup Your Website!

Contributor: Ellyse Dwyer

Date: 26 October 2020

Why You NEED To Backup Your Website!

Have you ever spent all day/night working on a document? Spending countless hours making sure everything is perfect, only to wake up finding that all your hard work has gone missing or been deleted – sending you into a frenzy.

Imagine if you had that same problem, but it was something much more important, for example, the website for your business. You wake up more morning and your website ceases to exist. Your customers cannot find your website. You would have to put a hold on your business while you get in touch with your hosting or designer to create your website from the ground up again.Therefore, you should always backup your website just like backing up that important document.

It is imperative to back up your site files at a second location to keep your content safe. Still not convinced? Here are four compelling arguments for why you should always back up your site files:



1. You want a general safety net beyond your hosting service.

You might think your hosting service is safeguarding your site from hackers and other potential threats. While we do regular backups at, it is important that you personally take a backup of your website, it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your business.

2. The original version of your site has aged.

You might have built your website on your own computer and feel it is protected. However, as time goes on that version becomes dated. If you have added in more information, refreshing content, optimizing your websites plugins or for search engines. That initial version of the website will progressively further removed from the live site your customers are viewing every day.  It is important to take backups regularly, so there is less work when something does go wrong.

3. Respond quickly if you are hacked.

The statistics on hacking are remarkable, even startling. The National Cyber Security Alliance found that 20 percent of small businesses are compromised annually. Amazingly, three out of five organizations that get targeted are bankrupt within six months.

If you have a website no matter how big or small, there is always a possibility it will be targeted by hackers. You have enough concerns just dealing with passwords and trying to prevent intruders from invading again. Routine or daily backups allow you to recover lost, hacked, corrupted files or databases much more smoothly.

4. You want to have peace of mind.

Backup recovery plans are critical so that any website can maintain business continuity and achieve efficient, stress-free disaster recovery. It’s simple if you keep on top of your back-ups by making sure it is always updated and something to fall back on. It will give you peace of mind knowing you will have something to fall back on “if” something does ever go wrong, instead of wondering what you would do it if did.

So, don’t fall into that fatal mistake of thinking everything is safe and saved once you are finished with your work or website Make sure your website is backed up, once you get into the routine it will save a lot of headaches in the future.

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