World Backup Day carries a lot of importance for UpdraftPlus. As a WordPress plugin that helps millions of users around the world backup their websites and data daily, we cannot stress the importance of backing up your website and files strongly enough.

Even though the reliability of hard drives, online servers and virus protection has improved greatly in the last few years, many people reading this blog will almost certainly have memories of losing files, Word documents, photos, websites or videos during the early digital age – before reliable, affordable cloud storage and backups were commonplace. While every day is World Backup Day for UpdraftPlus, March 31st serves as a reminder every year that we no longer have to take the very real risk of losing all these important files anymore. A simple backup with UpdraftPlus that takes just a few seconds, can keep your site and files safe for as long as you want them. 

As anyone who has ever used a computer, programme or online service for any period of time will know – crashes, failures, conflicts and viruses are a part of life. It usually isn’t a case of ‘will I encounter a problem?’, rather than ‘when will I encounter a problem?’

As you can imagine, as an organisation that devotes so much time and effort to backups, we have heard countless stories down the years from people all over the world who have lost years of hugely important data and information that they have spent a lot of time and money developing. Thankfully, with UpdraftPlus installed, they were able to restore their site to a previous version and regain access to all their lost content. UpdraftPlus – the world’s leading WordPress backup plugin – can help you make sure that you never have to join the ranks of those unfortunate people who realised all too late, the importance of backing up your website. 

World Backup Day was started in 2001 by digital consultant, Ismail Jadun. This particular day was selected as it is the day before April Fool’s day. Ismail felt that people would associate the connection with April Fools Day, as it was hoped that potentially losing all your files and work would feel like being victim of a particularly bad prank.

On March 31st, it is encouraged that people all over the world share the backup pledge: “I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on World Backup Day, March 31st.”

UpdraftPlus has a range of backup packages to suit all of your backup needs. Installed by over 3 million users all over the world, our easy-to-use interface allows you to backup and restore your website with a single click. You can also set the schedule to backup automatically as often as you like, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to backup your site manually and will always have a recent upload of your site ready to go – should the worst happen. 

Download UpdraftPlus today for the most secure, reliable and highly rated WordPress backup plugin.

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