Nothing seems less important than backing up your files when you are in a hurry to develop your online business. There is the feeling that there will always be time later to back up the work you put so much effort into. Then, it happens! Your computer fries or you find that you depended upon your hosting service to keep reliable backup copies and they have let you down.
Whatever the case, taking the time to see that all your websites are kept backed up is one of the best investments you can make for yourself and your business.
Not only should you have a copy of the website files on your server, but you ought to keep a backup copy on your computer or on a disc. However you set things up, just be certain that in the event of a disaster, you have a way to restore your websites.
Some sites change every day and therefore may need a backup daily or weekly. Even if you don't have the very latest version of your site, having a recent copy makes all the difference. Other sites may not need a backup done but once a month. Some sites use a database of some sort and may need daily backups to keep up with memberships or sales that have been made.
If you have many sites, you may find it more convenient to obtain a software that would manage running updates for you on a regular basis. You will find many online discussions that detail different methods of managing and storing backups, but keep in mind that most of them will be fine. Just be certain that you do decide on a method and use it.
If you have an online business, rest assured that the day will come that you will have to rely on your stored backups.
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