Here’s the thing. You can never have too many backups of your website.
Am I being paranoid?
Well… not really.
Hold up, hear me out, k?
You see, web servers are not impregnable. They can have a system malfunction just like anything else. True, a good hosting company will have ways of their own to have multiple backups, but even that can fail. And that’s why it is so very important that you’re hosted with a really good and reputable company.
Over here at Blog to Biz, I recommend SiteGround [affiliate link] because I really trust these guys, and host all my websites with them myself. In fact, I even move my clients (who’re not with SiteGround already) to SiteGround these days. Yeah… I don’t like to take chances. They have free backups with ALL of their hosting packages, and one-click restore with most of them. But that said…
I’ve literally heard horror stories where some XYZ hosting company went down and lost files and ended up with permanently corrupted databases. In fact, not too long ago I was reading about a photographer whose 8-year old website was just gone… yeah… GONE! Just like that! Poof!