Why should I backup my website?
Most of us have had the experience of losing our data on our computer, whether from a virus or a hardware failure. How many of us can say that we diligently backed up our important files on a regular basis just in case something like this happened? Take this scenario and apply it to a website.
A website contains content about your business and services. If you sell your products or services online, you will have a shopping cart that contains all of your content relating to your customers, orders, sales and stock. Losing any or all of this content could be disastrous to your business and livelihood. Think about this, if you have a bricks and mortar business, the first thing you would do is insure for anything that could potentially affect your business. Your insurance for your website is regular backups of your website content.
If you don’t know what level of support you are being offered by your web hosting provider, talk to them and ask what would happen if your website was hacked or you unexpectedly lost all of your content. Your website is one of the most important assets of your business, if you don’t pay it the attention it deserves, you may be risking the success of your business, especially if you own an online business.