A backup of a site is a copy of its content, that is kept on some other web server and could be restored if something happens. This feature is rather efficient, since you can never know if a script update will not fail or if you will not erase something by mistake - a file, a folder, a database entry, etcetera. If your Internet site is backed up, it could be restored the way it was prior to when the problem appeared, so there shall not be any damage, or at least it'll be very little, based on the particular scenario. Keeping backups on your personal computer isn't very feasible, simply because you would have to do it at least once daily and you can still lose information if your last backup isn't recent enough. In this light, you'll have to rely on your web hosting company, so you need to double-check their policy on the backups, since some companies create backups just once per week, that will do no good if something goes wrong with a website which is being used and updated constantly, such as an online store, for instance.
Daily Data Back-up in Cloud Hosting
When you order any of the cloud hosting plans which we provide, you may take full advantage of the backup function featured with our plans by default and without extra cost. We'll create a copy of your files and databases not once, but no less than four times daily, so whenever a problem appears on your website for whatever reason, we will quickly restore everything, and in the toughest scenario, your website shall be restored the way it was only some hours ago. There are two ways for a backup to be restored - you can contact us with a support ticket and we'll do what’s needed on our end inside the hour, or you could directly copy the content from the backup to the live site folder from the File Manager section of the Hepsia web hosting CP, in which you shall find all the backups which have been created listed in chronological order.