Why do regular backups of your website matter?...
Why regular website backups matter
For a website, its codebase, and its data, regular full backups are the vehicle that provides that peace of mind.
If you had to make a choice, which you shouldn’t, at the very least you should ensure your data (the stuff in your database like names, contact info, etc) is protected.
One could argue that your site’s theme and plugins could be restored manually if need be, but the data accumulated over time that’s stored in your database is the major component that may not be so easy to rebuild.
In some cases, where user data, accounts, comments, reviews, etc. is lost, it is virtually impossible to rebuild.
Websites that get hacked, are inadvertently deleted or just stop working from a misapplied update show your customers that you’re not on top of these things.
Consistency in everything that you do provides your customers the confidence they demand before they give you their business...
Any downtime could result in lost leads or sales.
I have several manual backups of the sites I work on just in case something goes wrong. This has helped a lot when a client has been hacked.
What website backup methods do you have in place?