Why do I need Website backups?
No doubt you and your company have backups in place for your server, computers and network. This is standard practice for a professionally-managed IT infrastructure. These may be cloud backups or local backups or a combination of both (Highly recommended!). The reasons you have backups in place are simple:
- To recover lost files
- To recover your complete system
- To defend against ransomware
Well, your website is hosted on a server ‘somewhere’ – it’s in the cloud. The server it is hosted on can fail just like any other server.
Furthermore, your website may be subjected to unwanted attention from hackers. They may add code to it, corrupt it or simply cause it to fail.
In both these circumstances, it’s imperative to have a regularly backed up copy of your website available. That way it can be recovered to pre-crisis standards.