It’s a scary thought – and the more valuable your website is to you or your business, the scarier it can get!
Think about it, though. Say you’re in charge of blogging for your business (or you currently are your business and therefore in charge of everything under the sun)… You try to be consistent and you spend an average of half an hour writing a post each weekday, five posts per week.
A Not-too-bad Scenario
One day you get to work (or walk into your home office) and fire up a browser, go to login to WordPress and – boom. The site is down. Or it’s covered with unmentionable junk because it’s been hacked.
For this little example let’s assume something happened to the server that hosts your site – servers do fail.
If you have an IT staff, you’d likely call them first, but you may not have that luxury, so the next step would be contacting your host.
They confirm the worst – your server had a major meltdown. But, they have a backup for you. It’s one week old, would you like for them to restore it?.
Of course, you say.
Within a short amount of time (I’m assuming here that your host has either fixed your server or moved your account to a new one) your site is up and running again.
That’s awesome! And you’re lucky that your host had that backup.
But still, you’ve lost the last five days of work, the 2.5 hours you spent writing those blog posts. They’re gone, and you’re going to have to recreate them. [Read more…] about What Would You Lose if Your Website’s Host Server Failed?