Back in June 1995, there were less than 25,000 websites in total. Fast-forward to 2019 and that number has multiplied by 12,681 times. There are nearly 2 BILLION websites currently. Websites have become a crucial form of representation and a medium to showcase one’s skills.
Now imagine if your website suddenly crashed. You can lose all your website data and if you’re running an online store, you even lose customer information. Not only will this have financial repercussions but it also takes a mental toll. A timeless solution to this is keeping your site backed up and implementing security measures. It is particularly important for WooCommerce sites.
Why Backup a WooCommerce Site
Other than the fact that you should already be taking full site backups as a part of your site security, there are a couple WooCommerce specific reasons.
The team at WooCommerce regularly releases updates with security patches and new features. For example, WooCommerce 3.5 had improved transaction email copy and a new feature to export products to a CSV file. It is recommended by the team itself to always have your complete site backed up before updating.
When updating, you could face incompatibilities between extensions and plugins and even custom code issues. A backup ensures that you can always rollback to the last version. You can also take certain recommended precautions before updating.
There More at Stake
Downtime, even for a regular website can mean a loss of thousands of dollars. What would be the case of your WooCommerce site then? Without a backup, the consequences of going down can be severe.
All the negatives are amplified-you don’t just stand to lose data, you could lose confidential customer data. Every minute, you could lose orders, payments and most importantly, the customers trust. You end up losing
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