What is your most critical website feature beyond user experience, SEO or design? I would argue that it’s your website backup Let’s face it, mistakes happen. User errors, hacks, deleted files, or website updates gone wrong, all can be instantly solved with a backup restore. And even though you may have never experienced a problem to this point, doesn’t mean it won’t ever happen. It’s always best practice to have a backup to revert to in case something goes wrong. [clickToTweet tweet=”Website backup is like an insurance for your website.” quote=”Website backup is like an insurance for your website.” theme=”style4″] So even if you suffer a frightening oops – you’ve got your back up to undo the mistake.
Below are 3 reasons you absolutely need to backup your website.
Unfortunately, hacking is as common as websites themselves. Sometimes they’re out to steal credit card and other personal information. Some hackers hack for the sake of hacking. Whatever the case, any website is subject to become compromised.
Storing your files on your computer is not a bad idea. But consider what would happen should your machine crash, get lost, stolen or damaged. A remote backup gives you peace of mind in the event that something happens to your machine.
Sometimes, updates don’t go as smoothly as you planned. You made your changes, clicked update, now your site is no longer the same. This has happened to me. It’s a horrible feeling. Having the ability to restore your site to it’s previous state at the click of the button would calm your fears instantly.
You’ll want your website backup to have simple, easy to use features and benefits such as:
- View and manage backups easily with a simple 1-click Backup Tool
- Create and restore website backups quickly and easily
- Experiment with website updates that you can quickly undo
If you are unsure that your web designer set up a backup tool for your website, you’ll want to find out right away. If you mostly self maintain your site, you can reach out to your website hosting company to see if it’s something you have in place or if they offer features to help you backup your site. I am a very happy Siteground Web Hosting customer. You can find out what they offer here if you’re interested.
Having a reliable hosting backup strategy is essential to any website, but it is mission-critical to your business and online projects. Make sure you’re covered.