More and more webmasters nowadays do not value the importance of a complete website backup (files and databases). They have left this to chance and good luck which poses a great risk to their online presence.
Can you relate to this? Then read this important article which might save you an arm and a leg later.
Webmasters should have a backup policy. It should be documented and posted on the web as well with a link to it. Shouldn’t the backup software be backed up as well? Using non-commercial software can offer very good results in the field of security and backup. Internally, shared hosting plans are the ones usually offered by webmasters to their customers. According to them, customers should download and install a backup application and then host the software on their own server.
The second article I’ll post is on the backup software I personally use at my website. It’s a program called “Arvoreen”. It allows you to automate your web hosting service and give you the assurance that your site will be safe in any case.
The first thing you should know about this software is that it is a program that is not a simple Upload to Disk plugin. It sits on your computer and instead of storing a file on your hard drive, it stores them on an external hard drive. So it is very different from the normal “Plug-in” that storage space on your computer is being consumed.
What happens is that this “Appendices” are backed up with a strong password you will keep unique for each site and each month you will need to supply that password to us via email. Then the software uses the password you gave it and creates the files and folders you will need to backup. All you have to do is download and install the software to your computer, run the setup and follow the instructions. It will guide you through the process of backup and vaulting your files. Once it is done, you tell it to delete the files, folders, documents, pictures etc that have been backed up. It is easy to do and it is automatic. Once you tell it to do this, you can relax and know that the only thing you have to look for is your files and the content that you have backed up.
Background of this software:
When I first heard about this software, I assumed that it was some kind of a “Disaster Recovery” software. This is probably the reason why it was launched without much publicity. But after taking a closer look, I saw that this software was actually developed for those times when things in life become more complicated. When things inexistent such as a dead spouse or a missing child. If this is not the case, then this software is substantial enough to reward you.
This software is very powerful and if it can back up your information it will back up your business as well. Meaning that should you lose your website to a hacker, your clients will not mind losing their sales. Should you lose your computer to a virus, it will not affect your business. This is because your backups are stored in totally secure way.
There are several other reasons to get this program however. The first one is to ensure that if you have spoken to a potential customer online, you have not opened up your website to unwanted people. This is great because there are so many unscrupulous things that people can do to a computer.
The second is redundancy for your data. Having different applications online will help to spread the cost of losing your valuable data. Having an application that does not quite work, but comes very close to it is a wonderful insurance policy.
Thirdly, if you have interesting research to report, then you need this software to make sure that everything is secure. With increasing world wide web availability, it is important to protect your data from unwanted visitors.
Because this is a backup software, you do not lose control over your data. If you have not saved it to hard disk, then there is a danger of someone to come and access your data and cause you loss.