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Feeling backed up?

You had better hope so!

And this is a good type of backup – not the kind that requires more fibre.

I am of course referring to a backup of your WordPress website.

After all, only the paranoid survive.

WordPress Backup

And in today’s digital world, it can be far too easy to become complacent. Take for example the Melbourne based hosting company who, in 2011, had their servers hacked. Their entire server was erased, including all backups, snapshots and other information that would have allowed them to restore. With no offsite backups, this left thousands of Australian businesses stranded until they were able to re-install or re-construct their websites.

The lesson here is always have an offsite backup. What is the definition of an offsite backup? It is a backup of the site that exists externally to the environment where your website resides.

A good hosting provider such as wpengine.com takes daily snapshots of your website. In addition to this, use a plugin called Backup Buddy (https://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/) to push a regular offsite backup to a cloud hosting service such as AmazonS3 or Dropbox. It is also advisable to download this file regularly to your local office or computer for complete peace of mind.

This will help you sleep easier at night, knowing that you can always restore a backup of your website if need be.

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Holly
Holly Turkington
Content Creation Genius

Holly started her career in Television production for Sky Sports in New Zealand, after completing her degree in Television and Journalism. After moving to the sunny Gold Coast 4 years ago, Holly branched out into the world of digital marketing and content creation.

Writing subjects were always Holly’s favourites through school and uni and when she

started working at Five By Five as an SEO copywriter, her Mum said she had “come back
to her roots”. With more than 200 blogs on every subject imaginable under her belt,
Holly is equipped to handle any client content thrown her way!

Holly is a big fan of reality television and our resident Kardashian expert.

Pre-Covid she was a bit of a jetsetter and would catch more than 30 flights a year. Her favourite thing in the world to do is eat, chat, share ideas and most of all, laugh!

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