Everyone already understands the importance of backing up your external hard drive just in case something should happen to your computer. You always create your phone backup when connecting it to your computer. Another important thing you should always backup is your website. The consequences of your website being hacked or broken are worse and much harder to fix than losing data from your laptop or phone. Here’s why:
You tried to update your website and “something went wrong”
Regular updates refer to updated features and increased security, but they don’t always go as planned. This is why WordPress always tells you to perform a backup before updating. Websites have multiple components, including plugins, themes, software, and back-end programming. Updating everyone of them may cause your website breakdown. In’s easy to take a step back when you have a backup.
We all make mistakes. Your employees included. It’s perfectly possible that an employee or contractor might click a wrong button or delete a necessary file by accident. Not everyone who edits your website is a professional. When you have a backup plan, there are fewer possibilities for your employees to make an undoable mistake.
Viruses, trojan horses, and other malware can find their way into your website through many different ways, even via third-party sites and plugins that are normally safe. You can download them unknowingly with a theme or plugin, or they can slip in through a crack in your firewall’s armor. If your website starts to act strange, your backup files will save the day.
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. When your website gets hacked, you have to act very fast. If your website is online, there is always the chance that it may become compromised. Routine or daily backups allow you to recover lost, hacked or corrupted files or databases much more easily.
How to backup your website?
SurfYourName is here to help. We understand that losing data from your website can cost you a lot of money to rebuild it from scratch. When you have backup files, it’s so much easier to get everything back to how it was.
We offer awesome Maintenance & Security Packages. Our most popular package includes weekly website backups. These optional services are geared toward medium size websites that typically have few changes and updates made to the website on a weekly basis. This package covers most small business websites.
If none of our packages stick out to you, contact us today and we will build a custom package to fit your business’s needs!
Once again, if you want to save your business money and time, get a website backup set up today. Contact Surf Your Name today. Give us a call at 515-4WEB-GUY (515-493-2489) for a free, no-obligation consultation and find out what we can do for you!
Please notice! SurfYourName.com Hosting Plans do not include an automatic backup plan. It is an additional option that can be added separately.