on 17 October 18
Every experienced website owner is aware of the fact how important regular backup of website is. On the other hand are new WordPress users, who often donât take backing up of their WordPress site as seriously as they should. This can be attributed to the assumption that everything will be ok. Then there are website owners gave website backup a thought, but decided against it, for it seemed to them either too time-consuming or too costly.
But the reality is if something goes wrong with your website, you could end up losing everything. And it is not uncommon for people to not take things seriously until something goes wrong.
Through this article, we will look into the importance of backing up your WordPress website.
WordPress Websites Are Vulnerable To Hacking
WordPress is one of the most commonly used content management system for online content publishing, which makes it prone to being targeted by hackers and spammers so frequently. Even with security plugins on website, the risk of a malicious script injecting malware or a virus onto the website is high.
A common technique used by hackers is to overwrite one of the template files with their own code, which allows them to do various malicious things including using the site to down send thousands of spam emails. This result in your server being blacklisted by spam monitors and the emails sent via your websites will never be received by the intended recipient.
Cannot Solely Rely On Hosting Company for Backup
A lot of website hosting companies do offer daily or weekly website backups. This proves to be very helpful in event of catastrophe with your website, as you will be able to get a copy of last working version of the website easily. But, be aware that majority of shared hosting plans donât always offer this feature, for there are hundreds of other websites hosted on the server.
Though, having your website hosting company back up your site everyday does offer piece of mind, it is not a good idea to solely rely on the hosting provider as the only backup solution. With hosting companyâs backup systems being located in-house, in event of outages due to electrical problems, drive failures and more can put your business website down till the problem is sorted.
No hosting company in the world offers 100% uptime and reliably. Even the best WordPress hosting companies do face severe problems with their datacentres leading to customers experiencing irregular downtime.
There are various factors why a server can go down, from power failure in the electrical generators to software errors to hard drive failures to change in server structure, all can amount to outages. When server goes down the hosting company may help in retrieving the data but that too which is a few days old.
These three are the primary reasons why you must choose to back up your WordPress site. Schedule a backup every day at the most appropriate time to not loose data in case of any problem.