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Importance of Website Backup

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

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.

Updates

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.

These are just a few reasons why you should have a website backup and there are plenty more available, so contact us today to find out more about how we can help you..

Importance of Website Monitoring

Getting your website monitored properly is vitally important if you want to reap the biggest benefits and it is actually easier than ever to do this for your own site. All you need to get started is a website monitoring service and you’d be surprised at what a difference it can make to your own site. Why don’t you take a look below to see what benefits it can offer you as well as some information as to how it could help your site.

False Positives

Sometimes you may get an alert that there is something wrong with your site. Of course this can be very annoying and frustrating when it turns out that it is just a false positive, but when you hire a reputable company for the job, you don’t need to worry about this at all. When you do get an alert, your monitoring service will go into an advanced checking process which means that you won’t experience any downtime.

Domain Monitoring

Another reason why website monitoring is important is because you can see the date that your domain expires as well as the lock status. This means that you will never miss out on renewing your domain and it also means that you are sent an alert when your domain is about to expire.

Security and Updates

Another major benefit of website monitoring is the added security that you get. Many monitoring services will also include virus and malware scanning and this is priceless when you think about all the customer data that you may have stored on there or spam that can be avoided. Regularly monitoring for (and applying) updates is also extremely valuable (part of our Webmaster service) and you will also find that this helps to minimise downtime as well, because you don’t need to worry about old or insecure plugins being exploited or causing server issues. Contact your website monitoring provider today to find out more.

For more information about how we can help monitor your website for uptime, security and malware please get in touch.

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