Automation of almost all spheres of business life has led to the fact that the bulk of information is stored digitally. And the fact that the safety of data largely depends on the reliability and efficiency of computer systems and servers raises certain concerns. One failure or hacker attack is enough to cause permanent loss of important archives. To reduce this risk helps to regularly back up your VPS. Having a backup copy of the site or database, the user can restore the information, if the data on the server is damaged or lost.
Definition of “backup” refers to the process of copying important folders and files. The duplicates created can be stored on the same computer, but a more reliable way to keep the copies is to upload them to third-party storage.
For stable and trouble-free work of the resource hosted on VPS backup is very important. If it is done regularly, it becomes a guarantee that all the users' achievements will not be lost, and the website can be restored in a short time. Ideally, backups meet these requirements by:
Thus, to make a VPS backup means to create a copy of all data on the server in order to be able to restore a web resource in case of unforeseen situations.
While hosting a website on VPS, customers often ask their provider how exactly their virtual server can guarantee safety and reliability. The answer is quite predictable: a virtual workstation is as reliable as a regular physical server. Unfortunately, no one is immune to abnormal situations, and even a 24-hour technical support cannot fully exclude them. The causes of data loss on a VPS may be:
In all of these cases, in a matter of minutes, you can lose data, without which the continued existence of the resource will be impossible. And if you choose between the "death" of the project, in which you invested a lot of time and work and order backup services, the decision in favor of backup will be obvious.
Many users ask how to make a VPS backup and how often to perform this procedure. The answer is that you can back up data manually using special software, or you can set up automatic creation of archives on the hosting. The second option is more convenient and reliable, as the process goes regardless of whether the user remembers the need for backup or not.
As for the frequency of backups, it is worth following these recommendations for the successful use of VPS:
You can store backups for as long as you like. But if you make backups regularly, it would be enough to save the last few archives and delete the older ones.
If you want to have data security guarantees, it is better to rent a paid server for this task. You can find free servers, but their reliability is much lower due to the lack of responsibility for the loss of the archives, minimal or even no technical support, limited management capabilities and control.
By renting a paid server from a responsible provider, you get:
To learn more about how to make a VPS backup and how much it costs, please contact HostZealot. Contact our managers on the phone numbers listed on the website and get detailed answers to all your questions.