The biggest disaster that your organization could experience is a total collapse of your website services.
I don’t mean just a blackout of your website hosting because of a power outage but a complete loss because the actual hosting business disappeared.
Sounds nuts or impossible? Trust me it’s not. I’ve had it happen to me.
The 2 Things:
Every hosting provider out there has had some issues with connectivity or a power outage; that’s a minor annoyance (or big one) but can and is typically fixed soon.
But what if the company just vanishes? Just disappears due to bankruptcy or shady dealings or whatever? What will you do?
Here are two suggestions that help prevent you from experiencing catastrophic loss if this ever happened:
- Backup – This is so obvious but most people don’t do it. Back up your data consistently.
- Register Domain URLs with “big” companies – It’s a common practice to register a domain name with the same company that’s hosting it. The reason is obvious: 1 place to manage instead of 2. But consider registering your domain name with GoDaddy or Register.com since it’s highly unlikely that these guys will ever go out of business.
There are certainly some more things you can do but these are the big ones.
How are you doing on this list? Got any more tips?
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