Have you lost your data? How Important is your data to you?

What would happen if you lost all your data? How would this effect your business? Think of all the time and energy you have put into your business only to loose the information?

It is very important that you create good effective passwords to keep your data secure and at the same time ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR DATA, this is the NO1 rule of thumb in the IT industry. But for you this is very very important.

This is for your benefit:

How to create good passwords

Here are some general rules for creating effective passwords:

- The only safe place to keep a password is in your head or a locked safe, which only you know the combination to.
- Effective passwords need to be fairly long, but not so long that you can’t remember them. Three-character passwords are too short.
- Use special characters, uppercase letters, and numerals in a logical manner. Here are some examples:
- Uppercase letters: Using uppercase letters in conjunction with lowercase letters will offer some protection if you have the functionality of “case sensitivity.” You could then use the password “HeyYou”, which is different from “heyyou”. Adding uppercase letters adds a layer of complexity making passwords harder to crack.
- Special characters: Using special characters such as “#”, or “%” also adds to complexity. Take the word “money”, add the pound sign after it (money#) and you have a fairly effective password.
- Numerals: Using numerals also adds complexity to the mix. If your social security number is 123-45-6789, you can use the last four digits with an easily remembered word such as “money”, making your password “money6789″.
- Substitution: You can use a number or sign in substitution for a word. If you know that the “$” sign equals the word “money,” then you can tie it into a password scheme such as “Ilove$”. This is simple-to-remember password that is difficult to crack.
- Hackers like to hack so make sure you have strong passwords.

DONT LET CONNIVANCE BE THE CAUSE OF LOST/HACKED DATA

- Back up your data
You can make entire backups of your site using your bigfanta control panel. Simple look under files for “back up/restore” and follow the instructions.

- If you have you have a database on your site, then click on the database i.e.”My Sql databases” and you will see a list of databases. Click on “back up now”

Back up your files and save this information in a secure place.

*Customer not using bigfanta hosting packs are advised to get in touch with their service provider and find out how back ups can be made.

Unless you have purchased a maintenance pack from us, you are Responsible for making backups of your site and data, and making sure you have created good passwords.

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