You never know when it will happen. The webserver that you are using will become infected. Your website will be the focus of a hacker/botnet attack. It happens all the time. One of the largest targets for hackers and malware is WordPress installations. If you don’t have a recent backup of the website, with any custom configurations, chances are that you will lose everything. Your webhost probably makes monthly backups at the most, if any. Don’t fall victim to the notion that it won’t happen to you. Even with the most hardened security plugins, they must be kept updated, and they don’t always work. One of the most exploited ways to hack your site is through plugins and WordPress installations that are not kept up to date. You can do something to help protect yourself against many attacks.
Buy my new Pro WordPress Assurance Package.
I will install a backup plugin, and send your backup files to a secure AmazonS3 location, off your site, automatically every week. I’ll keep the latest 3 full backups stored. I will check your site once a week to make sure things are up to date, the plugins, the core WordPress files. I will also delete spam comments and run a malware scan every week. Plus, once a month I will send you a complete report on the work performed.
A true bargain if you look at how much it would cost you to recreate all your content. A backup located offsite will keep your files safe, and if you do come under a hacker attack, you know that it will take only a short time to recover. Even if you do not update your site often, if you do not have a good backup pre-infection, you’ll spend hours cleaning up the infection. I’ve done it and it is not something I want to do again.
Not sure that your site deserves the Pro Plan? For just $25/month I will just do the backup monthly. It’s called the Econo Plan.
You back up your local data files, right? Backup your website too.