I was just talking to someone and got to thinking that what we were talking about might be helpful information to someone here on the forum. I know alot of you probably already practice some sort of daily or weekly backups of your sites, but I'm betting a LOT of people don't!
Trust me, it is not worth getting caught with your pants down.. You need to back up your valuable sites and all of your hard work. I know first hand. I have actually deleted a complete website because frontpage locked up on me!!! I couldn't believe it. It was the worst feeling in the world. I almost puked because I deleted a paying customer's website! I had to go explain what happened. I had no backup.. Had to start over from scratch.
So before this unfortunate event happens to you, and trust me it is only a matter of time before it happens to all of us. One day you could wake up and your site got hacked and you have no idea how to fix it. But you could if you had a daily backup! I recommend getting a web host that offers daily backups, but more importantly and in addition to that.. Do your own backups!
I know there are other ways to do this through cron jobs and such, but the easiest way for anyone w/o a lot of programming knowledge is to use a software. I personally use Site Backup CP. Here is the link to their site and it is not an affiliate link: Site Backup CP - easy backup for cPanel® websites
If you are an experienced programmer, maybe you can tell us all how to run a cron job to do this?? Thanks!
I just wanted to try and hand out some valuable information and help some warriors.
To your success!