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Make your website safe

 

Like the recent fire that devastated the servers of the famous host OVH in March 2021, no one is safe from an accident. Approximately 464,000 domain names and 3.6 million web servers that were connected to OVH were unavailable after the fire.

For the lucky ones, their site has been out of service for long hours, but for others, the lost data will never be recovered. In the absence of another means of safeguarding the site and its database,it is lost.

If you do not have a backup of your website and its database in a location other than your host,the risk is to potentially lose all your information should there be an accident related to your host.

Even if cases are rare, imagine the worst and the consequences for your business.

There are backup techniques to protect all the data on your website.

 

database backup

 

A website and its database

 

Databases are used in all businesses to store, analyze and organize data.

Within their database, these data are categorized into lines, columns and tables. The database manages your information in real time, it searches, classifies and deletes the data based on the work you do on your website.

For example, it includes:

  • Site content
  • Online booking management
  • Inventory management etc.

 

A database is a way to store the information of your website. It is therefore attached to it and to be put in a safe place to preserve the good functioning of your website.

 

Save your website

 

As we have seen before, an accident, although rare, can happen.

Losing your website,depending on your field of activity, will have more or less serious consequences. An e-commerce site that contains hundreds of pages and articles will be much more impacted than a merchant with a shop window page.

You can lose months while waiting for the construction of a new site, lots of money and customers, who will go to the competition.

To avoid this kind of disaster, it is advisable to save your website externally.

Hosts usually offer a local backup of your site. This solution is not 100% reliable: your site’s data is backed up internally.

The ideal is to back up all this data on an external server.

External backup solutions are plentid and the best choice will depend on your needs, your accommodation, your company etc.

In a world where everything is dematerialized, losing data can be catastrophic for a company. Backing up your site is called a backup, it’s the only way to effectively protect all your data by placing it on a server outside the company and the host, which already creates backups in-house of your website.

website backup

 

Entrust the security of your website to Barraud Consulting

 

As a professional, having an effective backup solution for your site is paramount.

When you subscribe to a backup solution through an external provider, you entrust all of your data to an expert who will copy it in a dedicated and secure space.

Our IT consulting agencyrelies on 30 years of experience and IT consulting, IT facilities, IT services, migration and local or remote support.

The security of your site is at the heart of our concerns. We will be able to advise you as best we can to meet your needs.

What if the security of your digital image became the priority of 2021?

To deal with possible data loss in peace, contact us.