Like many other WordPress website managers, you understand the importance of backing up your website. While you may rely on your hosting company to manage your backups, others may use WordPress plugins to create and store copies. The truth is, however, you can’t fully rely on either option in case of an emergency. Both options typically store your backups on the same server as your website. The key with backups is to have multiple copies saved to more than one location.
Why Is It Important to Fully Backup Your Site?
In the event that your website does go down, you want to be the first person to know about it; not your customers. Having to find out that your website is down through your customers is a disaster for most businesses. However, if you are not prepared to react quickly to these types of situations, your website could be down for a significant amount of time. This will not only affect your customers’ experience with your brand, but it will ultimately affect your bottom line.
Why the Free Backup Options for WordPress Sites Are Not Enough
While the free backup options for WordPress websites are convenient, they have a few major flaws that most managers forget to consider.
First, many hosting companies advertise that website backups are included their hosting packages. However, it’s likely that your backups are being saved on the same server that your website is hosted on. If something were to happen to that server, whether there are technical issues, power outages, or the server has been breached all together, then you are out of luck. You will not be able to access either, leaving your company without a website. Likewise, there are times where a plugin or your WordPress theme will automatically update, causing your website to break. If you are unable to access your website, then there is no way to access the backups.
Again, if your website is compromised, it’s likely that everything on your site’s server is also compromised. This means that you won’t be able to use and/or access copies of your backup, causing a poor customer experience and loss of online sales. To prevent this issue, you must have multiple copies of your site saved to more than one location and be able to access them quickly.
Gain Peace of Mind with Reliable Backups from WP SitePlan
The team at WP SitePlan understands the importance of having multiple copies of your website backed up in the case of a disaster. Our team will backup and save copies of your WordPress site on our personally managed servers. In the event that something were to happen, the experts at WP SitePlan will be the first to be notified that something has occurred and can have your website back up within minutes.
This combination leads to zero downtime for your business, ideally without your customers ever knowing what happened.
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