Here at Indra-Design HQ, we have been trying to get all our clients to have a backup strategy for their sites and emails.
Why Is It So Important To Have A Backup?
Your websites are made or constructed from a number of components, mainly files. These files are just the same as files on your computer and they can get corrupted, deleted or “lost”. Some websites would have a database which provide the sites with data stored in the database. The database are essentially files as well, stored in some location on your website server.
Now imagine if you (or someone else) managed to delete your website files on the server, or deleted the database files, which makes the whole website down. If you have a backup, you can just roll back to the previous state, before the deletion took place. But, if you do not have any back up files, you will loose all data which you have been working on. This may not sound bad, but imagine if you have all your purchase records, clients records and shop inventories which you have been building for the last few years, and having to start from scratch again?
How Do I Backup My Website?
There are a few ways to do this, from the “free” way, where you can download all the files to your computer manually, everyday, to the automated “store on backup server” which you do not have to do anything at all once the backup process has been defined.
Please get in touch with us to see what is the best solution for you.