Backups are vital to ensuring that your website can be recovered when necessary. Backups are included for our Support Package Customers.
I Don't Believe It!
Here at Outerbridge, we’re constantly amazed by how much time, effort and money people will spend on their websites. And yet they don’t ensure that they’ve got a proper backup of that site. What happens when they need to restore the site when something goes wrong?
Backups - What You Need To Know
For a WordPress site, there are two parts to that backup – there’s the files and the database, and you need both in order to be able to restore. All of Outerbridge’s Support Package Customers’ sites are backed up regularly, so they don’t need to worry about backups at all.
We have a “belt and braces” approach. Each website is on its own server and the server backs up the site according to the required schedule. Then, another server takes a copy of those backups – so that we’ve got a backup of the backup – to a completely secondary different location. Finally we use another service to take a further contingency backup, just in case!
If you’re not an Outerbridge Support Package Customer, then we would urge and encourage you to check today that you have a backup of the files and the database. We also advise you to restore from your backup when you don’t need to. This will check that you can actually do it, so you confirm that your backup process actually works!
We do that for our Support Package Customers from time-to-time just to make sure that everything’s okay. So, should the worst happen, we can always restart their web site from a backup.