In this article AJR will talk about why you should Always Care About Your Website Backup and make sure you have taken a regular backup or you have an automatic solution set up.
Ok so you have finally done it; you have created your new website and it’s live on the world wide web. You have dedicated so much time and a lot of effort into the website, and you are incredibly proud of all of the things you have done. Your written content is perfect. Your pictures are perfect. The breadcrumb trail you want your users to take when they land on the site to get to the call-to-actions took a long time, but everything is spot on just as planned. Everything is perfect until something is not. Then you are left wondering why you did not have another copy of your website so that you did not lose all of that time, energy, and effort.
Or maybe you have not gave it a second thought or even wondered about it, and you think that website backups are completely unnecessary. Here are just a few reasons you may want to reconsider your thoughts on website backup and adjust immediately.
Hiccups on Their End Happen
Whatever host you have is responsible for your data, and you never know what might happen. You don’t control who they are and what they do, so you never know what’s in the cards. Maybe the host has a database hack. Maybe they go offline for some unknown reason and when they come back online, websites have been restored to prior versions of themselves or are, in fact, missing. Maybe it’s something small, but what if it isn’t? It’s important to account for the things you cannot control when it comes to a website.
Hiccups on YOUR End Can Happen
You are playing around with your website as you have noticed an error that has occurred, or maybe you are styling up your pretty 404 error page. Whatever the reason, you are deep into the bones of your website, and you sneeze and something happens and you are not sure what because your eyes were closed. All you know is that your data is gone and control + z is not working to get it back. What do you do then? Consult your backup, of course – if you have one!.
It Is Not Unreasonably Priced
If you want something that auto-backs up your website every hour or with every change you make, then you will be putting out a few pounds a month or a yearly fee to make that happen, it’s true. However, even that will not cost you much when you think about it, and there are many backup options that are free. Websites built on the WordPress platform have plugins that can have a backup ready for you at all times, and some even allow you to download that backup so you have a local copy, too. Otherwise, there are countless tutorials on how to create your own backups through your host.
Finally, It’s Easy – So Why Not?
Here is a fact: it’s almost always an easy task to back up your website, but a huge pain if you do not have a copy ready and on hand. Once you learn how to do it (or hire someone else to do it for you), it’s done and you do not have to worry about it as often, even if it is not an automatic backup and you have to do it manually when you make site changes.
Overall, it is easy, free or more cost effective, and you can never account for every mistake someone is going to make – so why not go ahead and create a website backup today?
I you are in need of a new website design and wanting a professional, modern responsive website look no further than AJR, I will work with you 1 on 1 to design and develop you a fantastic site that will represent your brand and message you are trying to convey to you potential customers, who are searching online right now for services and products you offer. Feel free to get in touch and we can discuss how i can help bring your business to life online!