A backup of a site is a copy of its content, that is kept on another hosting server and can be restored if something happens. This option is rather effective, given that you cannot know if a script update won't go wrong or if you will not erase something unintentionally - a file, a folder, a database entry, and so forth. When your website is backed up, it can be restored the way it was before the issue appeared, so there won't be any damage, or at least it'll be little, depending upon the particular scenario. Keeping backups on your computer isn't very feasible, as you'll have to do it at least once every day and you can still lose info in case your last backup isn't recent enough. In this light, you will have to rely on your web hosting company, so you ought to double-check their policy on the backups, because some companies create backups once per week, that will do no good if a problem occurs with an Internet site that's being used and updated at all times, such as an online store, for instance.
Daily Data Back-up in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will never worry about your site content when you buy a semi-dedicated server from us, due to the fact that our system generates regular copies of everything which you upload or set up in the account. Moreover, this happens no less than 4 times daily, so the worst that could happen will be for your Internet site to look the way it did a few hours earlier. This is a lot better compared with what other companies can offer where you may practically lose days or perhaps weeks of work. The backups are available as browsable folders in the File Manager section of the website hosting CP, so you can just copy the content to the actual domain folder and you will be ready. You could also communicate with us via a support ticket and request a backup to be restored, even though you could perform that yourself with no problem through the intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel.