How many WordPress based website owners secure their site or take a full backup (database & file system) on a regular basis? Not as many as you think!
Just think how you’d feel if your website was compromised by malware, then blacklisted by Google. How many customers would that cost you? How much damage would it do to your business reputation? What you it cost you to get the damaged put right?
Just yesterday, Sunday 14th December 2014 over 100,000 WordPress based websites were hit by the SoakSoak Malware according to Sucuri & Google has blacklisted over 11,000 domains with this latest malware campaign from SoakSoak dot ru.
So how can you avoid your website being hit? Simple, be pro-active & secure your website, or, if you don’t feel confident enough to do it yourself ask your web designer to do it. Yes you’ll have to pay for the service, but isn’t it worth that extra peace of mind?
Now, as well as making sure your website is secure, what would you do in the “worst case scenario” if for example the site database became corrupted because of a poorly coded plugin/theme update? Or, your site was hacked & taken down by your web host?
Simple, you’d just upload your backup database/file system. You DO have backup’s, don’t you?
If you can’t afford to lose it, back-it-up! On some hosting packages you can do this from your account Control Panel for the database/file system, or via FTP for just the file system. Don’t panic if you don’t feel confident doing this yourself as there are many places that offer Maintenance Packages to suit your requirements.