A backup of a website is a copy of its content, that's kept on a different server and can be restored if something happens. This feature is rather efficient, because you can't know if a script update won't go wrong or if you won't eliminate something by accident - a file, a folder, a database entry, and so on. If your website is backed up, it could be restored the way it was before the issue appeared, so there shall not be any damage, or at least it'll be minimal, dependant upon the specific scenario. Keeping backups on your personal computer is not very feasible, because you'd have to do it at least once a day and you may still lose information if your last backup isn't recent enough. In this light, you will have to rely on your hosting provider, so you have to double-check their policy on the backups, given that some providers create backups just once a week, which will do no good if something wrong happens with an Internet site that's being used and updated all of the time, such as an online store, for example.
Daily Data Back-up in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will never need to worry about your site content if you buy a semi-dedicated server from us, since our system generates regular backup copies of everything that you upload or set up in the account. Furthermore, this happens no less than four times every single day, so the worst which can happen will be for your website to look the way it did a few hours earlier. That is far better compared with what other providers typically offer where you could practically lose days or even weeks of work. The backups are available as browsable folders in the File Manager section of the web hosting Control Panel, so you could simply copy the content to the actual domain folder and you will be ready. You can also get in touch with us via a support ticket and ask for a backup to be restored, though you could perform that yourself with no problem via the intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia CP.