A backup of an Internet site is a copy of its content, that's kept on another web server and may be restored if something happens. This function is rather handy, since you can't know if a script update will not fail or if you will not erase something by accident - a file, a folder, a database entry, and so forth. If your site is backed up, it could be restored the way it was prior to when the problem appeared, so there will not be any damage, or at least it shall be very little, based on the particular scenario. Keeping backups on your laptop or computer is not very feasible, simply because you'll have to do it at least once per day and you could still lose data in case your last backup isn't recent enough. In this light, you will have to rely on your hosting company, so you must double-check their policy on the backups, given that some companies create backups only once each week, that will do no good if something wrong happens with a website which is being used and updated at all times, like an online store, for example.
Daily Data Back-up in Shared Website Hosting
All files and databases hosted inside a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform are copied regularly, so regardless of what happens with your site, we'll have a duplicate of your content and we'll be able to restore it in no time. We have surpassed what other companies can offer in this regard, since our system produces a copy not less than four times a day. If you need any content to be restored, you can get in touch with our tech support via a trouble ticket and they'll do what is necessary inside the hour, restoring the content from the time period you want. However, you may also check out the backups using your Hepsia CP. They shall be listed within the File Manager section and sorted by time and date. Restoring a website is as simple as duplicating the files from the backup folder to the live domain folder, so even in case you have virtually no practical knowledge, you will not have any problems.