Why you should have Website Backups

Why you should have Website Backups

Why do you need backups of your Website?

Your new website is live! You are going in making blog posts, updating and move site content, and OOPS! You have accidentally erased a file or changed something you can’t figure out how to change back. No worries, you have backups of your site files…… right?

Website backups are an essential part of owning and maintaining a website. It is the site owner’s responsibility to keep a recent backup of your site files in case the unforeseen happens and restoration is required. Having a copy of your site files on your own computer can be very useful in case something happens like a malware attack or you accidentally erase or overwrite a file – having a copy on hand can minimise the stress and time of recovery.

How to take a Backup?

The old fashioned way is to back up your site files yourself. The easiest and most direct way is to access your site files via FTP to your account and download all of the available files in your web directory. This provides you with immediate access to the files you may have lost, and they are now available for upload whenever you need them again. Database backups can usually be made through your hosting company’s control panel.

There are easier ways such as using a backup service or backup plugin.

The easiest is to let someone else manage it for you.

I offer support contracts and hosting accounts both of which include backups.

With a support contract, you get 1 full backup every 24 hours. It allows restoration up to 15 calendar days priors. Plus a separate monthly backup restorable for up to 3 months.

With my hosting account, you only get the daily backup.

Finally, I image my servers every day as part of my disaster recovery plan.

If you would like details of my support contract or hosting account, you can give us a call or email using the details at the bottom of this page.