It would be devastating to lose it suddenly and the worst part would be starting all over again from scratch. This is why it is encouraged to have a back up for your page so that all your efforts won’t be put to waste. It is good to know that if you are utilizing iPage, you will have access to the customer site Backups and Restoration services that it offers.
It is not bad for already a year of backup service. It surely is still very affordable especially considering that it may just save your whole site on one of its bad days. Here are the advantages of having an automated backup system:
Restoration of lost files – this will give you choice to restore files that had been lost either intentionally or unintentionally. This will truly save you from losing pertinent files or data that can otherwise be lost forever.
Can have your files downloaded into a .zip archive – you can choose to have your files compressed and safely kept. These files can be retrieved and extracted at anytime you need so you dont need to worry.
- Manual backups– you can choose to restore your files with its back-up version. By doing this, your latest files will be restored back to the last version that the back-up is set. Also, with this, you will have the chance to choose at which date you would want to restore your files. This will allow you to get everything back to an earlier time which may not necessarily be the first 24 hours. This is done most especially if you do not know what is causing the current problem. You can choose a date in which everything in your system is still working properly.
- Automatic Backups– iPage creates a daily automatic backing up of your files. This means that even without doing it manually, your files will already be safe because iPage is constantly creating a copy of it. This would also mean that you can devote your time more on improving your site rather than doing manual backups since you are already assured that all your files are already secured automatically every day.
This is possible but it may mean that iPage will have no control over files that are lost and that the things that you have backed up are the only files that you can also manually restore.