How does Website Backup help with Security?

Open source CMS such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal is widely used. And WordPress is quite a popular choice for organization websites in Singapore.

Cyber attack is on the rise, we have encountered many incidences nowadays. So if you are not taking any backup of your website, you are putting your company’s reputation and web content at risk. When an organization’s website is hacked, literally all website content can be lost. 

If your website is an eCommerce store/membership portals and not simple static pages, then it will be worse because you would also lose your user/client’s information.

It makes sense to have a backup of your website regularly, so you can be relaxed and stress-free. Of course, many hosting companies provide automatic backup for your website nowadays. But you cannot rely on them totally as these backups are normally available for the past few days only.

Website owners use different tools / plugins to do backup. Some backup their data on a daily basis while others do weekly backup and in every case, everyone wants their data to be safe and secure.

For backing up your site on WordPress or Joomla, you will need to choose the popular plugins that are easy to use, affordable. Sometimes these plugins are free to use if your site do not need complicated backup. Below are some backup tools for WordPress and Joomla.

WordPress Backup Plugins

1) Backup And Restore – a WordPress plugin through which you can take or schedule backup on a local server or cloud server including Dropbox, Google Drive, and Amazon S3. You can restore your whole site including the database on any of existing restore points with just a click.

2) Duplicator – This is a tool for you to migrate and backup a copy of your WordPress files and database. Duplicate and move a site from one location to another quickly.

Joomla Backup Plugins

Akeeba Backup – Akeeba Backup Core is the most widely used open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server, making it ideal not only for backups but also for site transfers or even deploying sites to your clients’ servers.

Backup Your Website

Your web development agency or IT department will know. 

Small companies often want to save cost by doing away with site maintenance. In this case, it is best that as a site owner, you know how to do backup for your WordPress website. Just login with admin credentials, go to the plugin area and find some backup tools. There are many online tutorials on this too.