A backup of a website is a copy of its content, that's kept on a different hosting server and could be restored if something happens. This option is very efficient, since you cannot know if a script update won't crash or if you will not eliminate something accidentally - a file, a folder, a database entry, etcetera. When your website is backed up, it can be restored the way it was until the issue appeared, so there won't be any damage, or at least it will be very little, based on the specific scenario. Keeping backups on your personal computer is not very feasible, because you would have to do it at least once a day and you could still lose info if your last backup isn't recent enough. In this light, you will have to rely on your web hosting provider, so you need to double-check their policy on the backups, given that some companies create backups just once a week, that will do no good if something wrong happens with a website that's being used and updated all of the time, such as an online store, for instance.

Daily Data Back-up in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our system creates a full copy of the files and databases in every single semi-dedicated server account set up on our cutting-edge web hosting platform, so when you host your websites with us, you'll never have to deal with information loss, particularly having in mind that the backups are produced not less than four times each day and are kept for a minimum of 7 days. Restoring the content usually takes only a few minutes and may be done in 2 ways. The first is to open a support ticket with this request, suggesting from which particular date you would like the backup to be restored. The other way is to restore the content on your own, as the backups are available inside the File Manager section of the CP and you could examine them freely to see what every folder includes. All it requires to restore a backup is to copy the contents of the backup folder to the domain folder. You shall be able to see the timestamp for each and every backup within the account, so you can pick the one you need.