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The importance of backups

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Things that you can do to avoid a catastrophe

Posted: Jun 27, 2023

I remember my first computer coding experience, after half a day of typing, whilst being scrutinised by my six-year-old son, I manage to make a space invader move horizontally across a very small screen. Once! I tried in vain to replicate the sensation that had been the subject of much effort. But, it was not to be. I couldn’t locate the exact point on the spool of magnetic tape that was the crucial starting point. I realised afterwards that I should’ve marked the point but it was all too late.

Hindsight is a wonderful, but often frustrating thing. That’s why backups are so important. When your website fails. Yes, when not if. It will fail at some point. It probably won’t be your fault but it will be your responsibility to ensure it is restored. Don’t rely on someone else. Take matters into your own hands – it’s easier than you’d imagine.

What can you do?

It’s important to regularly schedule backups to ensure that your website is protected in the event of a hardware failure, security breach, or accidental deletion. Having a backup helps to minimize downtime and the risk of losing important data.

In addition to regular backups, it’s also important to store them in a secure location. Offsite backups are ideal, as they can be accessed from anywhere and are less likely to be affected by disasters such as fires or floods.

Remember that backups aren’t just important for your website, but also for your other important data such as devices, emails, documents, and databases. Losing important data can be devastating, but having a reliable backup system in place can help to mitigate the risks.

In conclusion, backups are incredibly important for any business or individual who values their data and wants to ensure the continuity of their online presence. Don’t wait until it’s too late – make sure you have a solid backup plan in place today.

All our website hosting packages have a backup and restore function built in – all backups are stored in the cloud with security in mind

Written by Andrew Talbot

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