What would you do If your website vanished overnight, without a trace?

Do you have a proper backup system you could use to restore the service?

For a lot of people think backing up their website is a secondary consideration. They keep faith in their hosting provider that the site is going to be safe.

In this blog, we will look into the importance of backing up your WordPress website

WordPress is by far the most used content management process for publishing content online. Basically this is why it is targeted so frequently by spammers and hackers. Even if you use a latest security plugin on your website, there is still the risk of a virus onto your website or a malicious script injecting malware.

You may not even know that somebody has infected your website. One familiar technique hacker’s use is to overwrite one of your template files with their own code. This allows them to do a lot of different things such as using your website to send hundreds of spam emails. As a reaction, your server will be blacklisted by spam detector and none of the emails you send from your sites will be received.

Even experienced website holder who have been working online for many years make mistakes from time to time. The corrupt files can get deleted or overwritten. Or a simple MySQL command with a little error can cause lots of data to be wrongly updated. Blunders are not something that happens every time, but when they do happen, you will be delighted of any latest backups you have.

If your website is compromised or your server fails, it is crucial to have a backup. By installing a updated backup, you can have peace of mind that you have a record of your site that you can restore from.

There are lot of WordPress backup plugins that will backup your a zipped model of your website to your server. There is no real advantage to doing this if your hosting company offers regular backups as the backup plugins will be stored on your major hosting package. So if your site goes offline, you will not be able to access the backup file.

Be smart and backup your WordPress website frequently. You will be delighted that you did it.

If you are in need of some help with backing up and keeping your website secure, we offer a month-to-month website maintenance plan. It may be worth checking out!