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PHP 5 e-commerce Development by Michael Peacock

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Maintenance

The final section is maintaining our site; the most important aspect of this is backing up and restoring our site.

Backing up and restoring

It is important that we take regular backups of our sites, in case something were to happen to the website, its hosting account, or even the server the website is stored on. If we were to lose several weeks worth of new product additions, new customer sign-ups, or new orders, this could do some serious damage to our reputation as developers, and the reputation of the business/site in question.

Automated nightly backups should be set up eventually; most hosting providers also have backup procedures in place, so it is also worth investigating what provisions are already there for this. With many ...

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