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Despite your best endeavors and skill level, regular website backups are essential. Below we outline a simple method for taking regular backups of you Joomla Website.

Joomla is a dynamic content management system, and as such uses a MYSQL database to store the actual 'data' of your website. As well as your database, various files are also critical to the operation of your site. A sound backup strategy takes this into account. It's no good only taking a backup of you files, but not bothering with your database.

So, when would it be imperative to take a website backup? Under some of the following situations:

  • You are about to install a new Extension for Joomla
  • You are about to patch/upgrade Joomla
  • Your regular daily, weekly or monthly backup strategy
  • Various other times


This is one of my most passionate subjects when it comes to Joomla Security. Why?

Well, working for the company that provides the official Joomla Hosting to the Joomla project we've learn't a few things over the years about Joomla Hosting and Security. We've also watched hosts come and go as they fail to provide a secure hosting environment or service to their users. We regularly keep up to date with issues that users are facing by our participation in the Security section of the Joomla Community Forum. Before launching into things again here, please take the time to read the following Official Blog posts on this subject:

So, despite all that, if you choose to choose another host, be careful. Your choice of hosting provider can and will have a big impact on the security and quality of your website.


Keep your Joomla site updated!

The Joomla Development team are amazing when it comes to responding to security issue regarding Joomla. To fully benefit you need to ensure you are as well. Always keep your Joomla site up to date, and be sure to subscribe to the Joomla Security News Feed: http://feeds.joomla.org/JoomlaSecurityNews You can even subscribe via email.

Next, ensure you patch your installation when security patches are released.