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SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, the protocol which provides the encryption. SSL Certificates are typically installed on pages that require end-users to submit sensitive information over the internet like credit card details or passwords. Example pages include payment pages, online forms and login pages.
In most server infrastructures, firewalls provide an essential layer of security that, combined with other measures, prevent attackers from accessing your servers in malicious ways.
These tools are critical for users to have installed and up-to-date because a computer without anti-virus software installed will be infected within minutes of connecting to the internet.
The bombardment is constant, with anti-virus companies update their detection tools constantly to deal with the more than 60,000 new pieces of malware created daily.
1. WordPress updates
Sometimes when updating WordPress itself, or a WordPress plugin, or a WordPress theme, the update does not run properly and something goes wrong. If this is the case, you may be faced with a blank screen and you will need to restore your website and start again.
2. Changes to your website
Sometimes, if you make changes to your website, some files may not update properly or they may get corrupted. Whilst this is rare, you will be very grateful for a backup if this does happen to you.
3. Your website is hacked
Websites can and do get hacked. It’s far more common than most people realise. If you do not have a copy of your website to restore from, then all your hard work will have gone to waste.
A backup is like an insurance policy for your website. If the worst happens and something goes wrong, you will be able to restore your website from the backup and save many hours of heartache, hassle and expense.