If you are in business you probably already back up your computer files onto an external drive or somewhere in the Cloud regularly. However, do you do the same for your website?
Why is this important? If your computer is damaged, or hacked, you may need to reinstall your operating system and start from scratch.
Even if you already take web security seriously, and take as many precautions as possible to protect against hackers, you should always plan for the worst.
A hacker who is able to infiltrate your security can also, potentially destroy your whole website or use it as a cover for something far more unsavoury.
Should this happen, if you have backed up your site, you will be able to retrieve the most recent version. It may be missing some of your newer content, but at least it will be up and running.
However, it isn’t always being hacked that can cause problems, sometimes you can do something, completely by mistake that affects the functionality of your site. Pure human error. You can identify the problem, and try to solve it, or restore your site the most recent back up and move on – if you are backing up your website!
How would this type of loss affect your business?
How much damage would it do to the everyday running of your business?
Would it stop you from contacting customers or clients?
You may have data on your website that is important to your business, which could be lost – how worried would you be about that?
You may have spent money on creating a website that personifies your brand perfectly, and if it’s lost you’d have to recreate it from scratch – and that would be costly. Does that bother you?
You may lose clients you didn’t even know were there because they couldn’t find you and/or they lose confidence in you and your brand. They may never come back. Does that concern you?
Six reasons why you should back up your website:
I recently shared a story on LinkedIn about six schools on the Isle of Wight being hit by ransomware, which encrypted their data, so staff were unable to access any of their work. They were locked out of everything. Don’t let this happen to you.
We offer website back up as part of our services. Don’t leave the security of your website to chance. Access to your website is important for the continued smooth running of your business. Get in touch here to see how we can help.