Why Are Website Backups Important?
There’s a good chance that you have invested a lot of time and money into your website. And, if something were to happen to it and you lost that data, you would likely be devastated. This is, unfortunately, a reality for many small business owners that haven’t invested in a proper way to create backups of their website and associated data. But why exactly are website backups and important and how can you ensure they are being done?
Historically, the only companies that seemed to have something to lose from a data breach were large-scale corporations or financial institutions; however, the advancement of eCommerce and online payment services have made everyone a target from small businesses to the customer that they are serving. One attack from someone that has malicious intentions could quickly make that topple down and the damage control needed may be extensive. But with website backups in place, you could restore the data quickly and minimize downtime.
For example, what if a new vulnerability is found on your server by a hacker that allows them to begin encrypting the data while also locking you out? A simple malware injection or brute-force attack that gains them access can get your website irreparably damaged or completely deleted. If you don’t have a backup of your website available, you are starting from square one again and will need to reinject all the capital you have put into the website to get back to where you were. This is why backing up your website and all associated data regularly is so important.
How Do I Create Website Backups?
Now that you know the importance of maintaining regular website backups, you may be wondering how to get started. The good news is that, if Skynet Solutions manages your website, you are already getting backups performed regularly. Throughout our monthly update procedures, we will create a backup of your entire website just in case a problem occurs throughout the update process or an incompatibility issue arises. Fortunately, this backup is also available if something happens to your website between update periods as well. If you want to do it alone, that’s OK too! Just find a suitable plugin and storage option that works for your budget.
No one wants to deal with the fallout of a data breach or website hacking. But, when you partner with Skynet Solutions for your website, you can ensure that your security and safety is our highest priority. With our website maintenance services and hosting options, you can rest easy knowing that your website is protected and monitored 24/7. Don’t wait until it’s too late, contact us today to learn how we can help!
How Can Skynet Solutions Help?
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