Back Up Your Files And Website To Avoid Losing Data For Your Online Home Business






     Do you back up your files? Do you back up your website? Have you ever thought about it? Well you may have thought about it but never took serious steps to safeguard your precious documents. But let me tell you that the day you will lose your information either through theft or hard drive crash, you will go mad. Not only that, you will lose all your business at once.

When your hard drive fails, when your website host gets a server crash or when your computer gets stolen and you haven't backed up your data, you lose everything. Yes, you lose everything that you have accumulated overtime. Additionally, it's not a question of IF your hard drive will fail or IF your host server will crash or IF your laptop will be stolen, it's a question of WHEN will it happen. If it has never happened to you yet, you are just lucky. As a preventive measure, be proactive and back up your files and your website.

If you have a computer and have not backed up your data, know that one day you will lose everything. As to when it will happen is a matter of time. Either your laptop will be stolen or your hard drive will crash. Think about what you could do in such a situation. It's so bad that I wouldn't like anyone to fall prey to it. Experience is the best teacher. I am talking about what has happened to me and I know the pain one goes through if no backup is available. You lose everything, precious information that you can never recover without a backup. My friend, be proactive and back up your files.

If you have a website and you have never thought of backing it up, you are in a worse situation than the one with mere data on a computer. Just think about being in a situation when your host server gets crashed, what will you do without a backup? Completely nothing! You lose the site and the business. As an online marketer, never think that your hosting company will backup your website for you. Many web hosts do not take the responsibility of backing up your files.

If you don't want to lose your business through such eventualities, back up your website other than relying on your host. Before going into the details, let me share with you some facts to put you in the larger picture of what I am talking about. It has been proven that:

1. All hard drives will crash during their lifetime.
2. A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds.
3. Over 1 in 10 laptops will be stolen in their lifetime.
4. Every year 46% of computer users lose their data.
5. 50% of the hard drives will crash within a period of 5 years.
6. 89% of the computer users do not backup their data on a regular basis.
7. 90% of the businesses that lose their data go out of business within 2 years.
8. 70% of the businesses go out of business after a major data loss.

How do you then back up your files and website?

There are many ways of backing up your files and your website but let me focus on two methods I have found to be so helpful and user friendly. The two methods are all automated. The first one is used to backup all the files on your computer automatically and the second method is used to backup your wordpress website/blog.

If you want to backup your files on your computer automatically, you will have to use JustCloud.com. To access the JustCloud.com service, you will have to create an account with them and to pay a monthly subscription ranging from $4.49 to $9.95 per month depending on the backup package (dependent upon the storage size) you select. Backups are automatically done every day provided you are connected on the internet. You can access your files any time and from any computer from any part of the world by logging into your online control panel provided to you upon opening an account with them. This method will help you to have a full backup for all your lifetime photos, files, music, etc… and access them from any computer or mobile device.

To back up your Wordpress website or blog, just go to wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backupwordpress/ to download a Wordpress Backup Plugin that is compatible to the Wordpress version you are using and save it on your desktop or any other preferred location. After downloading the plugin, log into your Wordpress Blog Dashboard. Click on "Add New" located under "Plugins" dropdown menu to be directed to a page where you will "upload" your downloaded Plugin. This is a free service where you do not have to pay any cent.

After successfully uploading the Plugin, you have to activate it and make your customized settings as per the straightforward setup guide. You can choose to either back up the database, the file system or both. There are 3 options for you to choose from:

1. Generate a full backup and send it to an online Backup for Wordpress Vault (for which you have to open an account)

2. Create a full backup and download it to your computer

3. Generate a full backup and send it to a specified email address.

If you back up your data and site using the above two methods, you will be 100% secure with your information. You will no longer be worried about loss of your information and business. The onus is on you now to consider backing up your files and website/blog as soon as possible to avoid losing your lifetime data.






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