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"We wanted to replace our website with a new, modern, hassle free, mobile friendly site that we could easily manage ourselves and wouldn’t cost the earth."

"The crew is super easy to deal with throughout the whole process and delivered everything as they said they would. If you're after a website of any sort I wouldn’t hesitate to use these guys they kick ass!" - D. Watkins. Reel Factory

" During the design and development process they translated all the “tech speak” into information we could understand and made the process as pain-free as possible! "

"The team at Kodaweb were exceptional. They listened to what we needed and were very responsive throughout the development process integrating our additional needs seamlessly as the project progressed. We are delighted that we chose Kodaweb to design our new school website." 

" Koda Web acted as a real partner, not only through to the launch of our website but in the following months and they continue to do so. "

" Working alongside Koda on various projects was both easy and seamless, making the whole experience enjoyable! Koda are understanding, patient and know their clients "

"I would like to thank the Koda web team and especially Simon Jones for his caring and professional approach when redeveloping our business website."

"Quick and easy process from start to finish.  The team at Koda listened to us and delivered a website that met our brand guidelines and exceeded our expectations.  We are really happy with the result."

Protect Your Website Database

Protect your Database

Databases are probably the most important components of all Information Tech stacks.

They are the containers that hold all data relevant and related to a specific software application, be this a standalone application, a website, or a utility software solution. So they hold all related data about your products, customers, finances, marketing or personal activities.

As a result they are the most important components of your infrastructure.

Question

Given their importance, and the fact that so much of a modern business relies on them, do you take steps to ensure the integrity of your database environment and ensure its protection?

For most business’s I believe the answer is no.

Of course we can say with a broad sweeping statement that we back up our environments and that for some advanced users we have a disaster recovery plan in place, however for most, the database, this central component to our whole business is neglected.

To be fair in some cases losing your database of customer information for some businesses may not be an issue. Perhaps you can recreate the data from emails and documents – if you’re lucky!

Website Database          

Most modern content management systems, including proprietary environments have at their heart a database.

The complexity and importance of the database relates directly to the function and importance of the website.

  • A simple brochure website will have a fairly small database that contains configuration settings and perhaps customer contact information
  • An eCommerce website will hold significantly more information related to orders, sales information, product information, shipping information etc.

It is surprising how many webmasters and website administrators are prepared to cut corners when it comes to protecting this business asset.

Website Hosting options             

Hosting options are varied, and they are not all equal, it is interesting how hosting costs are seen as an unnecessary cost when developing a new website, and very much price driven. My comment on this is that you get what you pay for.

At Koda for instance, our hosting plans include full database backup both onsite (within the data centre) and offsite (in an offsite location), this ensures that should the worst happen and your website is compromised, we have two mechanisms for recovery.

At the very least when you are reviewing your hosting options make sure you understand how your database (and website file system for that matter) are going to be protected. A little time spent understanding and getting this right could save you a heap of grief later.

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