If you run an online site, either for fun or profit, there is very little that’s more upsetting than having your site compromised. Whether it’s by hacking, viruses, or server issues, it’s vital to have a WordPress backup handy to use should the unthinkable occur.
What’s the easiest way to implement a WordPress Backup Solution?
For me it’s a WordPress plugin. They are drop dead easy to install, have all the functions you need for a task such as this, and are relatively cheap, especially when compared to having to hire someone to get this done for you.
If you do look into using a plugin for your WordPress security, make sure it has these important features:
– First of all, that it’s compatible with the latest WordPress release. (You are updating your WordPress install, right?)
– That it has a restore capability.
– That you can schedule backups so that it becomes a set it and forget it solution.
– That it has the ability to perform WordPress cloning for you.
– That you can scan your files for security threats. This can be a great help when transferring your site to another host.
– That it is continually updated and improved.
But what about the backups WordPress itself does?
While it’s true that WordPress does some backups, that doesn’t mean your data is safe. If their servers fail, and they do, despite protestations to the contrary, you may be left at the very least without significant portions of your site (or business!) available for some time.
Your web hosting company isn’t ultimately responsible for your content, you are. By depending on your host to not only do regular WordPress backups for you, you are putting your livelihood in someone else’s hands.
Not only that, horror stories abound of hosts not updating their own systems, such as WordPress software, and other software necessary to keep your site secure. This is especially true with bargain basement hosts, and some shared plans.
Where can you find a good WordPress Backup solution?
Do your homework and some searching, but if you are pressed for time and want to get this done once and for all, try the WordPress security plugin that I use. It’s a relief to know that my site (and business!) are secure.
Go to www.backupcreator.com to back up, clone, and secure your WordPress site right now before anything happens to it.