The most important task you can undertake when your livelihood is online is to backup your website!
85% of all websites are not backed up. That’s insane! Why on earth would anyone spend their hard earned time and money on a website and then not back it up?! That’s like having two stores and leaving the door wide open on one store while you go away on vacation!
Benefits of backing up your website:
Peace of mind! It’s insurance against your site being hacked or hijacked. If something does go wrong, you have the information to quickly recover from the mayhem. This saves you time, money and heartache!
Quick recovery in the event of a disaster. Computers are mechanical devices and as such parts do wear out over time. Yes, the host will back up and recover as much data as they can in the event of a hardware failure, however, do you have a guarantee that they will recover YOUR data? Not necessarily. Do you carry a spare tire in your car? Consider your website backup the computer equivalent to the spare tire in your car.
Let’s say you woke up tomorrow and realized that someone hacked your site. When you pull up your website, you find a picture of some guy sitting in a fishing boat with a caption that says “Good morning sunshine. You’ve been hacked” with an audio file that plays an evil sinister laugh.
What would you do in this case? Who would you call? Can you name all the plugins that you have installed on your site? Do you have all your transactions so that you can recreate your shopping cart? Do you know where all your videos, posts, pages, comments, testimonials, links, and images are stored so that you can quickly recover them? Do you know what day each was posted so that you can properly order your posts and comments? Do you have a recovery strategy or will you be rebuilding your website from scratch?
A comparison example: Most websites that have been up and running for one year contain between 15-20 pages, 200 posts, 2-400 comments, 50 images, 20 videos and other linkable objects. To recreate one of these sites, assuming you knew exactly where everything was located, would take between 20-60 hours of time. How much is your time worth? How many times can you afford to do that?
Here’s a better solution:
- Your website is backed up on a weekly basis
- You own all your own backups. The backup is sent directly to you so that you can securely store it!
- Your website database is optimized by a trained professional 4 times per year so that your website runs faster.
- You will receive a report of what happened during the optimization and when it occurred.
- Your website receives all the latest updates available once a month.
Ultimate Peace of Mind Plan
$75 Monthly Billed Quarterly
INTERESTING STATISTIC: In fact, 93% of all companies that suffer significant data loss close down within 5 years!
Don’t be a statistic!
Are you budget conscious? Thinking of just waiting to see if you’ll ever need it? Most website developers will not touch a site that is in crisis. Those that will charge enormous rates! My normal rate for disaster recovery is $250/hr with a two-hour minimum. Depending on the severity of the disaster, it can take 4 or more hours to diagnose, recover and test a site to bring it back to a stable state. No one likes to deal with these situations; however, with this plan, if your site does experience a disaster, I am available to you, at no charge to you, to bring your site up and test to ensure that everything is working correctly so that your business can once again produce money for you.