16 Jun Why it is Important to Backup Your Website
Imagine having your website go down due to bugs, hacking or any number of plugin issues and you losing all your newest information! It’s a nightmare come true…where do you begin? Regardless of how secure you think your website is, no site is beyond hacking, data loss, theft or spammers. One of the most important things to understand in setting up a successful website, is you need to have a dependable backup system in place.
BACKUPS ARE YOUR WEBSITE INSURANCE
Back up your website. It’s like having insurance against any number of nerve wrenching glitches. At Design Ninjaz we can’t stress that too much to our clients. Waiting for something to go wrong to decide you need this insurance is simply waiting to learn the hard way. At some point all websites will have a little down time due to server failure or a hard disk crash with potential backlash. No hosting company can offer 100% uptime, so in the event of such a crash, having a fresh website backup saves time and stress. Make sure that you have the latest backup your website just in case your hosting company doesn’t.
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MY WEBSITE WAS HACKED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Hackers are not mystical creatures that you just see in movies or video games. Just because you have never met one, or been hacked doesn’t mean your website is not their next target.
Hackers hack most often for financial gain, think of it as online pick pocketing. You can also be hacked to place unwanted advertisements on your website, send people to wrong websites, replace legitimate banners, or bury you with spam email. Don’t think just because your website is about your stamp collection, that hackers wont use it to target websites that are more valuable to them. The result: your website gets blacklisted!
So, how can a backup of my website save the day? You don’t need to be an expert at fighting malware or protecting yourself against hackers, the first step is to get a fresh version of your site running with your backup.
THINGS SOMETIMES JUST GO WRONG
Let’s face it, no one is perfect. Even the most experienced developers or designers can make mistakes, overwrite files, delete or insert a wrong MySQL (Structured Query Language) command. When things like this happen you will be happy to know you have all your data backed up. So, what to do next if you don’t have a backup system in place? Simply sign up for one of Design Ninjaz WordPress Maintenance packages. It’s that easy.
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“We maintain your WordPress Investment so you don’t have to.” Design Ninjaz offers 24/7 monitoring, so if something goes wrong we know it. Our new Hibernation tech runs incremental backups 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and these are saved on our secure cloud storage using Amazon S3 encrypted servers. If the worst happens and the site crashes, we restore it from the most recent backup. So, if you’re still on the fence it’s time to get off and sign up. A successful site is an efficient site and one that is always available to potential clients. An unavailable site loses money, time, and clients while potentially costing more to rebuild if you aren’t backing up.
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Chris is the CEO & Founder of Design Ninjaz. He is a father, husband and a tech & design addict. A Florida native who has over 20 years experience in the graphic design, printing and web design industries.