Back your website up regularly
Even with the best laid plans, things can go wrong. Having a recent backup means you can restore your data quickly and easily if it’s lost, leaked or stolen, and get back up and running again.
You’ll thank yourself for having a recent back up should any of these scenarios occur:
- your web server gets hit with ransomware and stops responding
- your website’s compromised by another sort of online attack
- you accidentally delete a section.
Backups are most useful if they’re recent and cover both the pages themselves and any data your website holds, like customer databases. Ensure you or your provider set your backups to take place automatically. It’s preferable to make a couple of copies and store them in different, secure (but easily accessible) places. That way, if one backup is compromised, you have a spare.
Backing up your website