How Often Should You Back Up Your Site?

Backing up your site can feel daunting. Backups are undoubtedly important: one study found that 60% of small businesses that experience data loss go out of business within six months of the occurrence. But the question is how to minimize costs while keeping your website safe.

Looking for advice online yields plenty of opinions from endless viewpoints. It won’t be long before you begin reading about partial backups, full backups, rotating schedules, and other technical jargon that leaves you feeling confused. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and put off your research for another day.

The good news? You can use online services that were developed specifically to streamline the backup process. Jetpack, for example, offers real-time backups with all Backup plans, complete with one-click restores and a 30-day archive.

Let’s look at how you can find the right frequency for your site backups, including three major items you should consider when making your decision.

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A Simple Guide to Choosing the Right Jetpack Plan for your WordPress Site

Jetpack offers three paid plans that help you improve your WordPress site’s security, appearance, marketing, and performance. These plans are designed for every type of user or business, whether you’re running your own site or working with a team of developers.

Here are a few things you should consider when choosing your Jetpack plan, and how you can pick the right option for your specific needs.

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The First Time I Used Photon for Business

It was 2012 and the holiday season was upon us. I was nestled in my cubicle and settling in for a long winter project. As the director of the web development team for an agency in Rhode Island, I was tasked with the development of a WordPress multisite that would power tens of thousands of websites. Jetpack had just been installed on our new network, and I was looking into all the tools we could use for these business websites.

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