Today is World Backup Day. This date was created to remind people of the importance of having backups set up for everything that matters. I am pretty sure your website falls into the category of precious digital assets.
Why are website backups important?
Imagine waking up in the morning to see that a couple of calls were missed and your email is overloaded with messages saying that your website is down. You go to your computer to check your server and it’s working fine – but oh no, all your files are deleted from the database. What would you do?
Backing up everything may seem a boring task, however, website backups can be a life saver.
Website backups represent your safety net. They are the critical piece of security necessary if all other resources fail.
What do website backups do?
Backups make a complete copy of website files and your database on a daily basis (the default frequency) so that the website owner can restore their website to the state it was previously. Nevertheless, backups should not be the only security measure taken.
Though backups revert your site content to the last backup made, any content uploaded in between time will be lost. Also, backups cannot be used to fix the originating problem or prevent your website from reinfection.
That is why we recommend that you take a proactive role in website security. Protect your website with a Website Application Firewall so that your site does not get hacked in the first place.