Backing up your website is a necessary step for all users. Before making any changes to your website, it is best practice to always create a full backup of your website files and database. Creating a full backup ensures you back up everything and is the safest method to ensure all your website files are safe. We recommend that all of our customers maintain their own backups.
Austin Web & Design recommends that you log into your hosting account and download a backup of your database and site files. Each host has different services for this and we recommend that you discuss backup solutions with your hosting provider. Follow their instructions to download backups and make sure you know how to revert those backup files if your plugin updates cause any unexpected problems.