If you’re not making backups of your website, and if you’re not making copies of those backups somewhere other than your server, then here’s something that might scare you into it:
The The Register reports that a defacement contest is in the works and will likely to target Web hosting firms.
scheduled for Sunday is likely to target Web hosting companies rather than individual Web sites.
note to self:
- send email of article to host provider
- make a backup of sites tonight
- make sure copies of backups are FTP’d to home computer and are burninated to a CD
- make copy of CD and put in saftey deposit box
Yes, a bit extreme, but think about it. If your backups are located on or near your network or web server, then they’re going to be next to impossible to restore when some hacker wipes them out along with your site.
Oh yes, and this is one of the reasons why I pay about $12/month for a reseller service, so my web site is hosted on a computer somewhere in New Jersey, while I’m here in Maryland.
That said, I’m old school enough to burn CDs and move them out of the house. Better to burninate and not need the backup, then to get wiped out and have none.