Why you need to Back Up your Website
I established my blog several in the late 90’s. During that period, tech had not advanced as it is today. Today most of the sites are either using WordPress of other platforms which make it easy for anyone not only to get started in establishing their blog or website, but can easily back up their content with no hassle. Today there are also several hosting companies which offer managed hosting services and that leaves a webserver with plenty of time to focus on other things.
During those hey days when my blog was life, everything seemed smooth for about two years before a disaster stroke. Apparently my blog which was hitting about 2000 visitors a day was hacked. I didn’t notice that until three day later. They hackers must have been malicious enough because most of the pages in my blog bore their links which redirected to adult content. That was a bad spell to my blog because I had established it purposely to market my wedding photography company.
The most annoying thing back then was the fact that I had no back up. If at all I had one, maybe I could have just deleted the site and created it a fresh from a back up. Unfortunately, I had none. Therefore I had that enormous task of going from page to page and deleting every malicious link place on the site. I hired some, for an exorbitant fee of course, to do the task.
The task of working on over a 1000 pages was to take approximately two months working on part-time. Two weeks before the task had been completed; the hackers were at it again. This time, they added thousands of links and I felt really compromised to a point of letting go the blog. We it not for the efforts that I had invested on the blog, I would have called it quits. It took about three more months to work it around.
Essentially, that scenario proves the importance of backing up your site. You want to be safe in the event that something compromising attacks your website. You don’t want to lose either the revenue generated from the site or the traffic that hits your site daily. There are other reasons why you need to have a back up.
Be Safe In the Event of Upgrades
Webmaster who use Content Management Systems (CMS) to build their blogs are at risk in case of upgrade in the CMS. As more version are released of the same hit the market the template used in the upgrade can easily bring down your site or make it look ugly – a turn off to your visitors. In order to protect your site against such woes, it is prudent that you have a back up.
Malicious Hackers who May Compromise your Online Brand
As was my case years ago, you want to protect yourself against malicious hackers who may try to derail your efforts. Today, most hackers do that for the sake of stealing credit card info and you have the task of safeguarding such info from them. You don’t want the safety of your clients to be compromised at any cost.
A Back up puts you on the Safe Side
Today most website or blogs online are after creating and promoting a brand. You want your name out there and you will do everything top ensure that it shines. Since you are worrying of the inconvenience that a downtime would cause to the image of your website, then it is vital to have a backup which will easily get you up and running incase anything unforeseen happens.