Previously we wrote about the importance of backups in our post Backups are for sissies, right? but what about your website backups, are they important?
You might reason this is your web hosting providers responsibility, but what if they are not taking regular backups, or what if their backup system fails? What if your website is compromised and all data deleted?
To put it bluntly, as a website owner you should also have a backup of your website in the unlikely event your web hosting provider doesn’t or even worse still, goes out of business. Things happen, even a reliable web hosting provider can have issues at times.
That is why, starting today we are making available to all XYZulu Web Hosting customers a new FREE service that will provide you a backup of your website delivered automatically each week to a location of your choosing (Google Drive, Dropbox etc). To have this setup for you, please contact us via our Customer Portal and we’ll get it setup for you.
The backup will be in a .zip file and contain all your files as well as any databases.
Just another way we’re looking after you and your business.
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Overwhelmed with passwords?
Do you know what backups are? If so, do you have them? Here’s a link to a post we recently wrote on this subject: backups-are-for-sissies-right
Backups could save you $1000’s
If you have not read it yet, please do. It could well save you $1000’s in lost time and data.
If you don’t yet know what backups are and why you need them, we suggest you take some time today to find out. Backups could save you $1000’s.
To put it another way, are you able to access your contacts from all your devices (desktop and mobile)? This is another no-brainer that takes only a few minutes to setup no matter what device and platform you are using.
You can choose to sync your contacts via iCloud or Google whitch are the most common options. Plenty of other services also exist to allow contact syncing and backup. Once you have set this up, you will have no issues moving to a new device as all your contacts will just sync to your new device once you login. Again, this is something you should enable if you have not yet done so. For some tutorials and directions on how to do this on your device, see some of the links we have provided below.
Pro tip: only use one syncing service to avoid conflicts. Our top pick is your Google/GMail account followed by iCloud as a close second if you use Apple. And, yes, you can sync google contacts with your Apple just fine. While you’re setting this up, why not also enable calendar syncing?
Some helpful links:
Apple: Managing iCloud Contacts, Calendars or reminders
Google: Sync GMail, Contacts, Calendar and Chrome
Once your contacts are being backed up, you’ll be able to sync or access them from any of your devices (computer or mobile).
Questions? Please let us know in the comments below.