Every website built with Wordpress needs 2 things to work smoothly and reduce the risk of data loss:
1. constant updates of the wordpress core, theme and plugins
2. daily backups in an external server with copies kept up to 4 months
Updates are necessary in every computer program The same applies to Wordpress and its additional elements (theme, plugins) for the following reasons:
If the necessary updates are not made often, your website will be running for some time, but it is certain that at some point the problems will begin. The most serious problem from the lack of updates is a security vulnerability, which if not addressed on time, will leave the website open to hackers.
Wordpress is a great tool for building dynamic websites, but it is targeted by thousands of hackers around the world, who want to do harm because they simply can. They do not target you specifically, but any vulnerable website.
Without continuous backup you are never sure that at some point all the work you have done until then, will not be lost.
Your website is not only threatened by hackers, but also by server problems or by mistakes of the website owner or administrator. For example, accidentally deleting photos or pages. Without backup you may never be able to recover what was accidentally deleted.
By automatically backing up your entire website daily, you can be sure that there will always be a recent backup available.
You never know if it will be needed, but when any damage occurs, you will have an easy way to fix your website right away.