How to Back Up Your Blog
If you have a little hobby blog, you likely don’t need to back it up. But if you run a business site or have an online shop, then it’s pretty important to back it up. It’s rare, but you could lose the lot, and there are plenty of hackers and bots that crawl the web, and could accidentally even bring your site down.
If you run a WordPress site, you like know of free plugins like Updraft, and these (and your host) can protect your site up to a point. But to be really safe, it’s often good to go one step further, and invest in a low-service that if you do get ‘the white screen of death’, you can just restore everything with a simple click.
Most run on two levels: the first is usually okay for everyone as it restores your site usually due to the previous day. It’s only sites with lots of new constant content that you could not lose that need the ‘constantly backed up every hour etc’. Two good packages are by Jetpack or Vaultpress.
It’s worth nothing that Tiny Blue Orange (a WordPress expertise firm) say to avoid very cheap hosting, if you want a secure site. They also have useful posts on how to back up your site and how to use secure login passwords.