A backup of an Internet site is a copy of its content, that's kept on another hosting server and may be restored if something happens. This feature is quite efficient, given that you can't know if a script update will not fail or if you will not delete something accidentally - a file, a folder, a database entry, etc. If your Internet site is backed up, it may be restored the way it was until the issue appeared, so there shall not be any damage, or at least it shall be small, depending on the specific scenario. Keeping backups on your PC is not very feasible, because you would have to do it at least once every day and you can still lose information in case your last backup is not recent enough. In this light, you will need to rely on your hosting provider, so you have to double-check their policy on the backups, due to the fact that some companies create backups only once every week, that will do no good if something wrong happens with an Internet site which is being used and updated all of the time, like an online store, for instance.
Daily Data Back-up in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of our semi-dedicated hosting include daily content backups as a standard. This option will allow you to improve your sites without worrying if something can go wrong, due to the fact that our system produces a new backup every couple of hours over a seven-day period, so a new backup doesn't overwrite a previous one. Restoring the content is very simple and requires only a few minutes - you may use a support ticket and mention the time frame of the backup which you want to be restored, or you could just copy the backed-up files, because they'll be available in read-only folders inside the File Manager section of your website hosting Control Panel. Each individual backup folder contains the exact time and date it was generated in its name, so you could swiftly locate and copy the content you need, even in case you do not have any preceding experience with this type of matters.