A backup of a website is a copy of its content, that's kept on another web server and could be restored if something happens. This function is rather handy, considering that you cannot know if a script update won't go wrong or if you will not delete something unintentionally - a file, a folder, a database entry, etcetera. If your site is backed up, it can be restored the way it was before the issue appeared, so there shall not be any damage, or at least it shall be little, depending upon the specific case. Keeping backups on your personal computer is not very feasible, as you'll have to do it at least once daily and you could still lose information in case your last backup is not recent enough. In this light, you will have to rely on your hosting provider, so you must double-check their policy on the backups, since some providers create backups once each week, which will do no good if a problem occurs with a site that is being used and updated all the time, such as an online store, for instance.
Daily Data Back-up in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our system creates a full copy of the files and databases in each and every semi-dedicated server account produced on our cutting-edge web hosting platform, so in case you host your Internet sites with us, you'll never need to worry about information loss, specifically having in mind that the backup copies are produced at least 4 times every single day and are kept for about 7 days. Restoring the content normally takes just a couple of minutes and can be completed in two ways. The first is to open a support ticket with this request, specifying from which specific date you want the data backup to be restored. The other way is to restore the content yourself, due to the fact that the backups are available in the File Manager section of the Control Panel and you can easily take a look at them freely to see what each folder features. All it takes to restore a backup is to copy the contents of the backup folder to the domain folder. You'll be able to see the timestamp for each backup in the account, so you can select the one you need.