A backup is a copy of a site which is kept on another web server and could be restored if a problem occurs with the live Internet site - an unsuccessful script update, an unintended deletion of some file or of your whole database, etc. Restoring the Internet site the way it was will take away or reduce the damage the problem may have caused, which is by all means a better alternative than having to rebuild your entire website from scratch. Although you can download a copy of your content on your laptop or computer, keeping a backup is a feature that the majority of web hosting providers offer as part of their plans. You'll have to check out how frequently they do that, though, because some providers generate a backup only once every 7 days, which can be far from enough for a booking website or an e-commerce portal where the data is updated each day. Make sure that you see how easily a backup could be restored, which can be critical if some issue appears on your website.
Daily Data Back-up in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of our Linux semi-dedicated packages provide daily content backups by default. This feature will enable you to work on your Internet sites without worrying if something may go wrong, because our system produces a new backup every few hours over a seven-day period, so a new backup does not overwrite a previous one. Restoring the content is very simple and usually takes a few minutes - you may either use a support ticket and mention the particular date of the backup you want to be restored, or you may simply copy the backed-up files, as they'll be available in read-only folders in the File Manager section of your website hosting CP. Each individual backup folder contains the exact date and time it was generated in its name, so you could swiftly locate and copy the content you need, even in case you do not have any preceding experience with this kind of matters.