Yes, I realize that my post title is reminiscent of a certain comical rap song, but this is actually a very serious matter. How would you feel if your business website disappeared? Your website is a valuable asset, and you probably don’t want to waste days or weeks rebuilding it.
Last week, I had the unfortunate experience of accidentally erasing my work. I had just installed WordPress and was beginning to format a website for a client. I always make sure that every website I build has a backup system, but I had just gotten started and hadn’t yet installed one. I was simply trying to add an image–nothing dangerous that should have had me worried about backing up the site first. But, before I knew what was happening, the program I was using to access the site crashed! In the process, it took down some important files that the site needs to run, and I had to start all over again. I was left scrambling to catch up in order to keep the client’s project on track. Needless to say, I learned an important lesson.