Recently we’ve seen a rash of database crashing. Imagine posting to your blog, adding a photo, editing a sentence—you click update and the whole thing disappears. You go to the homepage and click refresh and there is nothing—no posts, no pages, the content of your entire site is gone in a flash. Now if that’s not enough to instill panic, I don’t know what is.
The truth is, anything can happen with your website. It can get hacked, the server can go kaput, the database can crash, and if you don’t have a recent backup of your content, you could be out of luck. People always ask me after something like this happens: “What can I do to ensure this doesn’t happen again?” (more…)