Your website is the foundation of your business. Whether you’re selling products directly from your website or using it as a tool to attract new sales. Time is money, and time offline due to your site being down is money lost.
In this blog post, we’ll explain why backing up your website is so important and how to do it properly.
Why you should back up your website regularly
You might not realize it but there are many risks associated with running a website. If your site is ever hacked or taken offline due to server issues, then you could lose everything and have and have to start from scratch! The good news is that backing up your website doesn’t need to be difficult or time-consuming. All it takes is a little bit of time and effort.
What is a website backup?
A backup of your site will typically include a copy of your site’s database, a copy of the files in your website’s directory, and a list of any custom settings that were in place when you backed up.
How do I backup my website?
Most websites are backed up to the hosting provider’s dashboard – if you refer to your specific host’s website, they should have a detailed FAQ section which tells you how to do this.
Most content management systems, which are what your website lives on, will also have a setting to enable you to do this automatically. For example, in WordPress, you can go to “Updates” and then click “Backup Now.” This will make sure that all data is saved so that if anything goes wrong or we need to restore your site from this point, it’ll be available.