Even if your hosting company says they are backing up your website it’s a good idea to have your own backup and disaster recovery plan in place.
Too many times I’ve seen a website get infected with malware only to find out that Go Daddy or Hostgator or [fill-in-the-blank] doesn’t have a backup copy that works to recover a website completely.
It’s a horrible thing to hear a hosting company say: “Sorry, but we can’t help you.“
What do I use?
BACKUP BUDDY is easy to configure and it works great.
You’ll find more information about Backup Buddy and how to use it at iThemes at this link: BACKUP BUDDY
Recommended Hosting: SITEGROUND (get the Geek Level for advanced tools).