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5. Back It Up

Nothing is worse than losing all your website data from a crashed server or a data breach. It happens more than you might think. Even with SSL installed, hackers and spammers might break into your database and take your users’ information or inject your site with annoying ads. With the many risks of losing control of your site data, it is well worth a few minutes to protect yourself.

First, install a web firewall if possible, and then back up your site using the many quick tutorial resources on the web. If you use WordPress, there are many plugins available to put the site on a regular backup schedule, so you can automate the process. In addition, many hosting providers offer free backups of sites. If / when a problem with your site arises, it will be easy to revert back to an older version of the site, much like a computer back up. With a site backup, you’ll much more likely have the site back up and running in no time.

Jon Zmikly

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