Why Backups are a Necessity

March 1, 2018

Why Backups are a Necessity

Backing up is NOT just for cars, your websites should have some sort of backup system. You have heard this time and time again. Backup your favorite pictures, backup your music, and you must backup your website. If your website is a source of income then a backup plan is certainly of utmost importance to you. Not only is having a good backup plan important but the web host that you choose is as important. With that said, SITEGROUND is my recommendation for hosting.

Check out the benefits of SiteGround and their hosting offering.

SiteGround Hosting Backup Benefits:

  • View and manage backups easily with a simple 1-click Backup Tool
  • Create and restore website backups quickly and easily with one click
  • Avoid data loss due to website mistakes
  • Experiment with website updates that you can quickly undo

Additional backup features offered via based on your plan. I highly recommend the GoGeek plan for eCommerce

Backup Features StartUp GrowBig GoGeek
Automatic Daily System Backups yes yes yes
30 Automatic Daily Backup Copies yes yes yes
One-click Restore $19.95
per restore
Free Free
Instant Backup On Demand $29.95
per backup
per backup
Free Instant Backup Copies 0 Copies 0 Copies 5 Copies
All prices excluding VAT.

Managing backups

As your website evolves and new content is added, you would like to have multiple instances of backup files.  Having an easy to use interface to manage backups is import in this instance and SiteGround makes this process very simple.

One Click Restores

Have you ever updated a plugin on your website and even removing it didn’t fix what was wrong.  Having a one-click restore simplifies that process. Luckily you had that backup, huh.

Avoiding Loss of Data

Have you ever visited a hacked website?  The ability to restore that website while also maintaining proper file structure is where data integrity comes into play

Comfort in the Ctrl+Z

If you aren’t familiar with Control +Z, it is the keyboard shortcut to undo.  Imagine being able to make quick changes to your website and if you don’t like them you can undo them.  That’s certainly a great option to have and SiteGround offers it. Without backups this would not be possible.

My absolute favorite offering from SiteGround, other than the Backups, the SSL that’s offered.  It’s called Let’s Encrypt I will speak more about that in the next post. Until then, keep on moving forward.  Looking back only does more harm than good.

WPD Media

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Chanel is a self-taught web developer who later went on to get a degree in web design and marketing. Coding caught her attention in 1998 while initially navigating the web trying to make money as a SAHM. In 2004, a major discovery, Photoshop and its ability to be easily used to merge web and graphic design to craft beautiful websites. It is her goal that encompasses the company's slogan "Creatively Designing Your Web Presence" that allows her to continue to pursue her love of creating beauty for the web along with bringing visual branding to life.

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