Data Backups and You

If a disaster were to happen, do you know where your data backup is? Our datacenters are equipped with advanced protection equipment including high security and fire prevention and suppression. Unfortunately, you still have to expect the unexpected and that’s why making sure you have backups of your data is of utmost importance.

While GlowHost takes backups daily and weekly of our shared servers,Data Backup is Crucial it’s highly recommended that you have multiple copies of your data in various geographical locations. Please understand, however, that web hosting companies do not guarantee backups nor that the backups will be available. Generally our backups are for internal purposes only and you can’t always be sure that we will have the backup you need. Keeping this in mind, you have your data on your server with GlowHost and the hard drive fails on that server. You still have a copy on a flash drive at home, right? Great! What happens if you plug in that flash drive and it’s corrupted? Not so great. Sure all this is theoretical, but this is where an off-site backup service comes in.

Backup Services

GlowHost offers multiple backup restoration services to protect you in the event of such a catastrophe. First, a staple that we recommend highly for all accounts is our Sucuri offering. Sucuri is a service that mitigates threats your website faces including hack protection and recovery, routine monitoring for potential threats and outdated scripts, FREE repair of your site by human specialists and FREE backup restoration from GlowHost’s weekly or daily backups as needed.

We also offer R1Soft / Idera for Dedicated Servers. R1Soft provides disk-based online backups and disaster recovery. R1Soft serves as an off-site backup for your account in another geographical location to further ensure data integrity even through a disaster. R1 allows you to restore files, folders, or your entire account at any time directly through cPanel. We offer R1 backups to servers either in the US or the UK.

You can never be too cautious about your important files. If you don’t have a backup of your data and the unforeseen happens, you could lose it all. If you have any questions regarding our backup data offerings, are interested in more information, or would like to obtain one of these services, please feel free to open a support ticket. Our team will reply with information generally within 20 minutes.

Have comments or suggestions about backing up your data? Please be sure to leave a comment below!