Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? As far as we know, it's not possible, but it is possible to see what a website looked like in the past. The Wayback Machine from the Internet Archive records snapshots (captures) of websites over time. Think of them like time capsules which you can view. You can see what a website looked like months or years ago.
You can learn more about using the Wayback Machine in the official help.
While you could use the Wayback Machine for purely entertainment purposes, there are productive uses for it as well. There have been times that clients have told us they liked the way something used to be on their website or a competitor's website, and we've been able to find a capture with that item.
Please note that the Wayback Machine isn't a substitute for taking regular website backups. Once a business came to us after their web server died and they had no backup. We were able to find much of the website in the Wayback Machine and Google's cache, so that the website could be rebuilt. However, this was incomplete and far more time-consuming than restoring an actual website backup.
Don't put yourself in a situation where you need to rely on the Wayback Machine to rebuild your website after a disaster. Get true, restorable website backups as part of our WordPress Maintenance Service.