What is the importance of data backup in web hosting ?

What is the importance of data backup in web hosting ?

If you have a website , files or system settings then you must always perform a backup plan for your data to keep them safe from catastrophic damag , so you can get them back anytime . 


So what are the factors affecting your data ? 


  • Delete any data by human error .
  • Applying wrong settings .
  • Viurs and Hackers .
  • Hardware damage or even updates that affect the content . 


You can perform data backup with more than one way : 

  • Same Server “ Eternal Backup “ 


It’s to keep the backup on the same server that hosts the data already , you can do that in 2 ways : 


  • Either the backup will be on the hard disk that stores the data, but this is a risk , cause If any problem occurs in the hardware , you will lose the backup and the data . 


  • Or you can download the backup on another hard disk separated from the one that stores the data , but this is also a risk , because if your server got hacked you will lose all the data . 


  • Different Server  “ External Backup “ 


It’s to store the backup on another server than the one that has the original data , this option is safe and not risky , and it will be better if the backup server is hosted in different data center , that’s why it’s important to carefully choose a company that has reliable backup servers .  


Backup Typs :  

  • Full Backup : 


The full backup is to make a backup for all your data that want to protect each time in a compressed and encrypted form , It is performed several times in a certain period of time, Although it is a safe way to protect your files, it’s not frequently used as it takes a long time and requires a large storage space, which costs alot of money especially if you have a high volume of data . 

  • Differential Backup : 

his type of backup involves backing up data that was changed since the last full backup , therefore it requires a full backup to be performed , It takes less time than the full backup and much less time to restore it , that’s why this type is the best in disaster recovery situations when time is a vital factor for business continuity . 

  • Incremental Backup :


This type of backups only stores changes that were made to the last backup version , it also requires a full backup version , as each incremental copy is stored separately for easy restoration . 

It takes less time to be performed than full backups and also less time when restore each incremental backup separately, but you will need a long time to restore several copies together to go back to a specific period of time . 

  •  Mirror Backup  (Snapshot ) 


It’s the same as the full backup type but the only difference is that , this one the data It not being compressed or encrypted so it takes much less time than full backup as well as when restoring it , but one of its main drawbacks is that it needs more storage space .


EXA provides a backup service through AWS reliable cloud servers . 


The advantages of EXA backup service : 


  • It has a cloud control panel that guarantee high service level and efficient management.
  • Protect the files on a safe cloud environment introduced by AWS service “Amazon S3” , also protected from ransomware attacks , damages or hacks . 
  • End-to-end (source and cloud) online transcription processes are encrypted using SSL and TLS electronic security protocols , to keep it safe against hackers . 
  • Flexibility to prepare more than one scenario for the suitable backup type to take advantage of backing up data periodically and automatically . 
  • The ability to store more than one version on your external servers . 
  • Easily activate and adjust settings on various packages of operating systems, whether on Linux or Windows servers . 
  • Easily restore lost files or data when needed by choosing from more than one available backup version . 
  • You will receive alerts in your email in case any backup failure happens . 
  • You will receive security updates alerts automatically without affecting the service . 
  • Professional technical support team to help you 24 /7 . 


You can view the external backup plans in Exa Host through the following link

Choose the most suitable web hosting for you now with Exa Host with more than 20 years of experience In the field of information technology, for details contact us

Related Posts

Follow us on social media

Latest Articles

Be with the adults and join more than 55,000 customers who have benefited from digital transformation and design your site Now with EXAHost, for details contact us