Your website is your law firm’s gateway to your clients. So imagine what happens if you make a mistake while working in the back end of your website and suddenly everything disappears.
Believe it or not, this does happen, and more frequently than you might expect. You’re in your website’s dashboard preparing to make some updates, when suddenly you press the wrong button and you lose all of your progress, or entire chunks of your website.
It can be understandably panic-inducing to suddenly lose a significant portion of your website content. You might think in the moment that your website has ruined, and you’ll have to start from scratch.
The effect this would have on your firm could be significant—clients wouldn’t be able to get into their portals or talk to your firm through your live chat. You’d lose all of your information on your blog, and miss out on the ability to reach new audiences through search engines since your site isn’t working properly.
The good news is there is a way to prevent this nightmare scenario from arising: the website backup.
Backing up your website
Today’s website-building tools feature automatic backup functionality built in for just such occasions.
Say you accidentally delete all the content on your site. You can easily go back into the backup history and restore the most recent version of your website in hardly any time at all.
In addition, you can customize how frequently the automatic backup feature runs on your site. You might create backups once a day, or even multiple times a day if you know you update your content frequently. Check what the default settings are before making any changes.
Mistakes happen when you’re working on your website. Having backup functionality will save the day when they do. Make sure you’re familiar with how the backup functionality of your website works so you can take immediate action if you ever need to use it.
For more information about backups and preventing massive data loss, contact us at Conroy Creative Counsel.