Web Programming

Make sure you have backup of your website files

Posted on October 11, 2021 at 1:01 pm

Security is not just for your home it is also for your computer. You need to ensure that you take regular backups of your computer files and also your web files in case you fall victim to a cyber attack or your hard drive / server gets corrupt.

If you have a website then it is important that you know how often it is backed up. If you pay for hosting, the chances are the hosting company will be backing up your site for you. It is not only important to check how often this happens but how and where they are backed up and what files are included.

A website usually has front end files and also a database which stores all the information such as the content on the pages and image references. If you only have one of these and not the other you will struggle to make a complete site from the back up should you need to.

Lots of hosting companies now use cloud hosting so your files are not just saved on one server. This can help if there is an issue with the server as your website files will be called from on a different one meaning no downtime.

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