Are you in the dark when it comes to WordPress Backup? What happens if all your data goes missing when your server crashes? Do you have or know if your backup plan is secure?

Your web hosting company may include backups for you but do you know your back up is safe? How can you tell?  When was the last time those files were verified?

You can generate a backup whenever you like within cPanel and copy them to our hard drive or external hard drive or Carbonite. Most web hosting companies do have backup servers to store your backups which may be independent of the server your website is stored on.  But is there a guarantee that all your data is securely stored and nothing is missing?

Just because you host your domain with a hosting company doesn’t mean your website is backed up.

If you are reading this and finding yourself quite confused, it may be time to seek out professional help. Your website blog contains profitable content and your intellectual property that you can’t afford to lose.

These are 3 things you need to look for when seeking out a company that provides website backups:

1. Storage options. When you are still starting out, you do not need to pay for large storage space for your data. Start with what you need and move on to a larger storage size.

2. Knowledgeable staff and support there are many companies who do backups but how many go the extra mile to support you in recovering your data?

3. Easy and all done for you. As a busy business owner, you don’t have time to do it all. Even if you had your own backup files would you know what to restore and how to restore it?

Losing your data can be a painful experience. Taking chances with website backups that you are not sure of could give you a panic attack if not done properly.  As business owners, we have so many options when it comes to running our business.

There are tools out there that require us to learn and implement and may not even do the work we need. For example, you may have heard of Carbonite as a tool to have your backup stored. But to use Carbonite, you must first manually download all the files of your website and then you need to export your database. Once that is done Carbonite can back those up.  It’s a manual process, prone to errors and time consuming.

At StarrHost, our staff has over a decade of Supporting Business owners, restoring lost data, and doing backups. To learn more about StarrHost Backups visit www.starrhost.com

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