You may have heard a lot about people losing data from their hard drives because they haven’t backed them up properly and the same goes for your site. You may be thinking that the chance of something going wrong with your site is very slim, but the truth is that if your site is online, it is always at risk and this is something that you want to limit as much as possible.
So why would you need to back up your site?
Hackers are out to get into any site that they can. It doesn’t matter how much money you make or how many products you sell, if they can get access to your site, they will most likely use it to their advantage. Even if there is no data to steal, they may inject malicious code that infects your visitors and puts a black mark against your domain killing any ranking you have and potentially putting you in a very difficult legal position. This kind of compromise of the overall security of your site can mean the end of a company but by creating a backup copy, you can help to get your site live again while you deal with the security issue.
We have several packages available to help prevent this in the first place.
You may need to update your site but when you look at the sheer amount of features that are available, you may start to realise that now and again, something can and will go wrong. You can get problems between WordPress updates and older themes and plugins as well as conflicts between certain plugins and themes themselves. This isn’t anyone’s fault but it does mean that you’ll need to spend time and resources fixing the problem. When you have a backup, you don’t need to worry about this because you can just roll back and have everything as it was before the update occurred.
Of course, you should know about The importance of keeping WordPress up to date in the first place, but it’s also important to have a safety net.