If you don’t back up your phone, losing your phone will mean losing photos and contact info forever. Websites also need to be backed up. Otherwise, your website data is at risk.
A CodeGuard survey found that only 24% of WordPress users who responded use a website backup plugin, and 21% back up their sites only “occasionally.” 63% said they have deleted files that were not backed up.
In that survey, 24% said “This site is my livelihood, I’d pay almost anything for a complete restore,” while 19% said they’d be willing to spend several thousand dollars, at least!
Websites can be damaged in several ways, including user error, hackers, and hosting issues. Routine backups are a safety net to recover from such damage.
Many website owners think their host handles their backups. Never rely on your host’s backups! Why not?
Some hosts don’t back up your site. They consider that your responsibility. Sadly, many website owners learn this after they’ve had a problem and need to restore a backup.
Some hosts only back up your site once a week. What if you lost a week of data?
Other hosts back up daily, but only keep 1-5 daily backups. What if you need to restore from more than a week ago?
We back up your site daily. We also keep backups for 90 days.
Some hosts store backups on the same server as your site. If that server has issues, then this creates a major problem for your website! Even hosting companies experience cyber breaches. A hacker could gain access to your web server and delete your backups.
Even when hosts store backups on a different server than the website, your data could still be at risk if the hosting company itself suffers network issues, legal trouble, or other company-wide problems.
We recommend that you keep an offsite backup in addition to the backups your web host may provide.
For these reasons, we store backups completely separate from your web host, putting the figurative eggs in different baskets. Secure, offsite storage ensures that hosting problems don’t disrupt your backups.
Get the peace of mind of knowing that you have multiple daily backups, and that one can be restored when you need it, as part of your WordPress Maintenance Plan.
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