Why Is Setting Up WordPress Backup The Most Important Thing You’ll Do Today?
As Bloggers, we spend a lot of time building our website. We put so much effort into creating content, building an online readership and an engaged audience. For most online entrepreneurs the home website is the top money-maker in their business – working for them 24×7.
Would you drive a car with no insurance? Of course not! So why are you neglecting your website backups?
Imagine this scenario: following brilliant advice from Chris Ducker, you decide to outsource some work on your website. Yay for you – it’s a great idea! So you get someone from Elance.com with decent reviews, go to bed – ready to wake up to a new world of geo-arbitrage and outsourcing bliss.
But when you wake up the next morning, you find out that your brilliant hired expert broke your website, lost your previous design, and mistakenly deleted over a month’s worth of content that you worked so hard to create. This is exactly what happened to my friend, Natalie Sisson just last week.
Not a fan of outsourcing? Fine, what would you do if someone hacked into your website? Or if you deleted something by mistake? Or your web host is under a cyber attach?
It really doesn’t matter what the circumstances are. At some stage, every web owner finds himself asking this frightening question:
“Do I have a backup?”
Having an updated and relevant backup is your insurance policy for a rainy online day. Having one means that no matter what happens, you can be back in business within minutes. Deleted something? You can restore. Someone broke something? No worries! Your hosting provider is under a massive cyber attack? You can restore to a different server and be back in minutes.
The thing that amazes me is how easy it is to set a bulletproof, easy, and (the best part) – fully automatic backup process. Invest 15 minutes of your time today, and you will save a multitude of it when you’ll need it.
So today I want to show you how to create a WordPress backup process that will run automatically for you, and save the backup files to somewhere that’s EASY to access when shit hits the fan. Sounds good?