Article published by : James Bolte on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - Viewed 791 times


Category : Web Hosting

Why You Need to Backup Your Website?

Backup is very important for a website because of various reasons. If you are website owner then, you need to perform website backup. Do you want to know why to do the website backup and the various reasons. Then, go through this article.

There may be a chance of deleting your website without your intention. If you don’t have a backup then, you may face the problem later. Here we have listed out few common reasons for backing up your website.

To prevent data loss unknowingly or during upgrades
Many webhosting companies or many website owners won’t backup the websites regularly. If your website is based on CMS which have no. of plug-in’s and components that require regular up gradation, then there is a chance of data loss. To prevent this, your website needs backup regularly.

A full server failure may occur
In some situations there is a chance of full server failure which in general is not a common problem. This may lead to the unnecessary downtime of a website and many more issues. The problems may increase if you don’t have a backup of your website. If you have the copy of backup of your website you can resolve this problem by restoring all the sites information quickly and bring back to the normal situation.

Failure in the hard drive
Though the server and hard drive seems to be reliable, there is a chance of failures in them. The failure will depend on the type of the server your website is having and how it is configured. So, before choosing your web-hosting company see to it that what type of backup options they are providing for the clients. Many of the hosting companies offer spare drive installed in the website or a swappable drive to prevent this problem.

Chances of hacking
Though your website looks secured, it needs to be monitored because the code that your website is having can build the vulnerabilities through which it gives a chance to the hackers.

To get protection against malware and virus
Having a backup makes you secure from the malware or the virus attacks made against your website. Though the web-hosting companies run virus website monitoring serviceand malware scanners, it is better to have the
backup to bring back your website to previous stage.

If your website is static without any modifications done, performing backup at a fixed interval of time is sufficient, but if your website is dynamic, you need to perform regular backups to keep the data safe with updated information. To avoid this problem, do backups with the help of your web-hosting company and boost-up your website when it has a trouble.



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