It is said, with enough time and resources any website can be hacked. That said, a backup that exists off of the web server is a critical component of your security strategy. This article by should inspire you to get smart about backups and find a solution that will suit your needs.

Most WordPress users realize they should backup their site. It’s a dangerous world, and if a business depends on its WordPress site, a backup — or preferably several backups — is a necessary safety net.

However, a backup is worthless if it isn’t tested and verified. I’ve come across many sites where the owners have gone through the motions of creating a backup, but haven’t checked to make sure that the data they have stored can restore their site to its former glory.

I’d like to discuss some of the ways a backup can go wrong, and the basic procedure for checking the viability of your WordPress site’s backup.

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