Back up your Web site because you never know when your hosting service may fail or if a hacker has found a hole in your site and decides to play games. Poof, gone, it happened recently to a law firm that contacted us about their Joomla website that had been hacked and showed some abnormal pages on their domain and it can happen to you!
But, is backing up on your hosting server enough?
We've all been there, we decide to backup by using the backup software or service in our hosting control panel. We sit back, take a sigh of relief and pat ourselves on the back for job well done. But then there's a problem, your website goes down and it looks like your hosts backups are not there, corrupt and your hosting provider can't help... your stumped!
What should I do?
You should do it right from the beginning - backup away from your website hosting server, somewhere else that is secure and obtainable if the worse happens.
So what's the plan for worst case scenarios?
Akeeba Backup is an open-source backup component for the Joomla CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server. It creates a backup archive which contains all the files, a database snapshot and a restoration script. The backup and restore process is AJAX powered, designed to avoid server time-outs, even with multi-gigabyte sites!
The Amazon cloud provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives a user access to the same highly scalable, reliable, secure, fast, inexpensive infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.
If you would like more information on backing up your website or how to implement a secure/reliable backup yourself please contact us.
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