Why Should I Backup My Website?

February 26, 2019    Reading Time: 2 Minutes

You should backup your website so you don’t lose it.

Website Backups = Website Insurance

Often, businesses don’t give a second thought about backups.

They spend thousands of dollars and countless hours into their website and give no time at all to a backup solution, until it’s too late.

No, your website hosting company is not “taking care of it.” Occasionally hosting companies do take backups, but it’s not a guarantee.

Surely your web design company has backups, right? Have you asked them? If it hasn’t come up throughout the process (a big red flag) then I wouldn’t count on it. They may have the original files when you launched the site, but you’ve made a countless number of changes since then. If you restore that backup, everything you’ve made since launch day is up in smoke.

What Could Go Wrong?

There are many things that can go wrong with your website.

A hacker gets in and breaks the site. Or even better, they insert malware and send all your website visitors to their favorite casino or other nefarious sites. Google flags your website as spam and your traffic has dropped off completely. That’s a good time to revert to a backup while you figure out the issue.

Or maybe one of your staff accidentally breaks the site or deletes a bunch of content/pages/images by accident. It would sure be nice to “hit undo” by reverting to the previous days (or hour) backup.

What Can You Do?

Have a backup system in place.

Talk to your website provider and ask about your backup system/policy. Are they taking backups monthly, weekly, daily, hourly?

Stop Crossing Your Fingers.

We Can Backup Your Website

If you need a better backup solution, please fill out this form or call/text us (360) 450-3711.

We’ll schedule a 20-minute phone call to go over your situation and provide options for you.

Last updated on February 26, 2019. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

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I’m not sure what I would do without Graticle! This is my 2nd time working with Shawn and this time around he helped us create a new more efficient and visually pleasing website. Our website was part of his new Pre-Built Package, which I recommend for any small business, with a small budget but still in need of a professional looking website. We absolutely loved how our website turned out: the design, color, images, details, everything! Shawn made the whole design process very easy with his video explanations, and his design suggestions for our website have made all the difference. Best part was Shawn added a “Contact Us” feature on every page which we have already seen great results with, and we’ve only been live for a week or so. In the midst, of designing our website I also had Shawn create e-mail signatures for our team and as well as fix up our Facebook Cover/Profile Images, all this has helped us create a more professional and streamlined image across the web. Thanks again, Shawn!

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New Vista Construction LLC

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Vancouver, WA

Hi Shawn,

Just a quick email to thank you for the great work you have done creating our logo and new product labels and manual covers, you hit the mark with the type of look and feel I was wanting and all done within the timelines required.

Thank you again for your professionalism on such an important project for us.

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