Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos
Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos is a Mechanical Engineer turned web developer from Greece. Among other things, he's been developing AkeebaBackup (formerly JoomlaPack) since 2006. He specializes in Joomla! development, but has also undertaken other PHP related projects in the past.
One of the most important and often neglected aspects of managing a site is taking frequent backups. Backups can save your site in the unfortunate event that it crashes unexpectedly.
Ranging from a component upgrade gone wrong and a simple human error to hacking attempts, sites do crash all the time.
The best time to back it up is yesterday.
This is a guest post by Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos, lead developer of Akeeba Backup.