Ensuring the security of data should be a foremost concern for any web hosting provider. In the realm of website management, the potential risks of encountering content-related issues should not be underestimated.
There are multiple scenarios in which a website’s integrity can be compromised. For instance, it could fall victim to a hacking incident resulting from poorly configured scripts, experience disruptions after updates, or face accidental file deletions, among other possibilities.
Similar to safeguarding your personal computer, possessing a readily available backup of your website content can avert prolonged downtimes and the accompanying stress.
Continue reading below to gain insights into the diverse backup methods available through our web hosting platform, providing you with the assurance that your valuable data remains secure at all times.
Why is the practice of data backups crucial?
Fundamental backup techniques
It is imperative that every website owner treats the regular creation of data backups as a fundamental duty. There can be no exceptions to this rule!
This practice not only alleviates future complications but also safeguards the integrity of projects in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
When generating backups, it’s vital to ensure the duplication of content across multiple storage locations (personal computer, external storage devices, Google Drive account, etc.).
Alternatively, if utilizing a Content Management System (CMS) such as WordPress or Joomla, employing their respective backup plugins is a viable option.
Furthermore, maintaining a consistent schedule for site backups is essential.
For example, for websites with frequent updates, adhering to a routine of monthly, biweekly, weekly, or ideally daily backups is recommended.
Unfamiliar with backup procedures? No need to worry!
As a web hosting service provider, we take full accountability for the content housed on our servers.
We’ve engineered an advanced backup system that performs multiple daily backups to promptly capture any alterations made to your websites.
Moreover, we extend Google Drive and Dropbox backup alternatives.
For comprehensive insight into the daily backup choices available on our platform, explore the details below.
The array of daily backup choices provided through our hosting platform
We diligently create multiple backups of your websites and applications every day to ensure the comprehensive coverage of all your updates.
Typically, the task of running daily backups is perceived as a behind-the-scenes administrative task that only becomes accessible upon request.
However, our commitment to empowering you with control has led us to offer daily backups that are readily accessible at any given moment.
Within the Web Hosting Control Panel, you have the convenience of navigating through the archives of your websites and applications, allowing you to seamlessly restore content with a simple click.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to restore a file or folder from a backup:
From the Hosted Domains section:
1.1. Identify the Restore from backup icon in the Actions column corresponding to the relevant domain/subdomain. or 1.2. Right-click on a file/folder and choose Restore from the drop-down menu.
From the File Manager section:
2.1. Right-click on the desired folder/file and opt for Restore from the drop-down menu. 2.2. Choose a file/folder and click on the Restore button in the Actions toolbar above the table.
Upon initiating the restoration process, a popup window will prompt you to select the date and time from which you wish to restore the file/folder.
Should you choose to retain a copy of the original folder/file, it will be labeled as [archive] and annotated with the backup’s date and time.
Accessing your entire backup archive is a straightforward process:
In the File Manager section, click on the folder icon situated next to the home icon above the table. Subsequently, click on the Backup folder to access the email and website backups associated with your account. A list of backups, sorted by date, will be presented.
Advantages of the data backups accessible within your Web Hosting Control Panel include:
- Ease of access – restore the desired backup by simply clicking on the Restore Backup icon.
- Frequent backups – we conduct backups a minimum of 3 times daily, mitigating the risk of losing content updates.
- Time efficiency – unlike other hosting providers, there’s no need to await administrator intervention; you can restore a backup instantly with a click.
- User-friendly navigation – browse archived files and folders in a manner similar to how you navigate files in your File Manager.
- Independent storage – backups are stored on separate servers, ensuring your disk space remains unaffected.
- No content overwriting risk – safeguard your current content by preserving a copy before restoring a backup, thus retaining post-backup changes.
- Unique market feature – the restore-from-backup option is unavailable in mainstream solutions such as cPanel and DirectAdmin.
Remote Backup Options for Dropbox and Google Drive
In addition to the built-in daily backup feature within the Control Panel, you have the option to utilize remote backup alternatives. You can synchronize your website content with your Dropbox or Google account, effectively consolidating your crucial data in a single location.
The content eligible for backup encompasses various file types (such as text files, images, videos, etc.) as well as MySQL & PostgreSQL databases.
Important Note: The Dropbox and Google Drive backup choices operate on a mutually exclusive basis, allowing you to opt for either Dropbox or Google Drive for backing up data related to a specific host.
Leveraging the Dropbox/Google Drive backup functionality is straightforward:
- Log in to the Control Panel, navigate to Files, and access the Remote Backups option.
- Click on the Add Dropbox Account or Add Google Drive Account button located at the top-right corner.
- The Hepsia Backup Application will request your permission. Click the Accept button to proceed.
- You can then select the desired host for backup and specify the backup duration.
Subsequently, a new HepsiaBackups folder will be created within the Apps section of your Google Drive account’s root folder.
As the backup process commences, your backups will be systematically organized into folders.
Please Note: Regardless of whether you choose the Google Drive/Dropbox backup option, our servers will continue to perform automatic backups of your sites and databases.
Both the daily backup and remote backup options are accessible with all Hepsia Control Panel-managed web hosting packages and semi-dedicated servers.
Data backups are an essential facet of website security, an aspect that no hosting provider can overlook. The availability of easily accessible high-frequency data backups reflects a hosting provider’s commitment to addressing customers’ safety concerns.
Moreover, the provision of an additional remote backup option is a feature highly valued by customers. Incorporating both the Control Panel’s integrated daily data backup functionality and the remote backup option will enhance your ability to address customers’ security apprehensions and position your services favorably in the competitive landscape.