This is a absolute essential.
Most websites are hosted by third party companies – ISP’s and web hosting companies.
The server that hosts your website will be located in their data centre and you are relying on their infrastructure.
If there is a problem with your website or server or disaster in this location then your website will need to be restored from a backup.
So you will need to consider your backup strategy.
Who runs the backup or which tool will do it.
When will it be run?
How often is the backup run?
Where will it be located?
What will be backed up?
How much will it cost?
Who will restore the website if there is a problem?
Can I actually restore my website for a recent backup?
How long will it take to get the website restored?
Many business owners ignore their backups – they think that the hosting company will look after it. Good hosting companies will offer a complete backup service that will suit your requirements.
Unfortunately I have come across many cases where the backup strategy was lacking and the clients business suffered because of it.
Have a think about your backup strategy today and make sure that it will work when you need it.