A while back my site SampleADay was hacked, which thankfully my site did have a backup copy, just one of the reasons I backup my blogs weekly. Make sure you backup your blog at least weekly, just because you know what could happen.
Concerning the reason I had to use blog backup and the hacker, well basically some affliate of fling.com managed to hack into my site and add in porn popups to his or someone else’s affliate code. Let’s just say users were not too happy about seeing porn pop ups on my site and I started to receive complaint amongst complaint. After changing the template I thought I had solved the problem, but no, I had to entirely reinstall my site, making me glad I had backups. This solved the problem, but who knows if I could get hacked in the future, a good reason to backup my blog.
Backing up your blog fights against any uncertainties, I do the same with my music and movies. Sure companies aren’t happy about backing up, but if we buy their music and movies, shouldn’t we be able to keep an extra copy if say our house burns down and we lose everything? Or maybe some thief swipes it all? Backup copies is like insurance and piece of mind.
Tools To Backup Your Blog
https://blogbackupr.com/ – A service to backup your blog online.
I personally make it a habit to make sure I have all my main wordpress files backed up as well as mysql files. The best backup you can do for wordpress is backing up the mysql data for an easy quick reinstall.