Anyone who has worked with computer files of any sort has experienced it before – saving over a file or losing data when a computer crashes or a hard drive becomes corrupt. The results can be nothing short of disastrous. And while there is no way to eliminate the unforeseen in your daily business and IT environment, there is a way to insure against outright tragedy in your web hosting solution. That insurance could be the difference between tragedy and mere inconvenience.
Let’s Host has recently added Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to ALL of its hosting plans, giving clients the option of restoring their data – including databases, e-mails, website files and system configuration files – from one of numerous backups made during the day and each week.
With the new service in place, 4 backups are made on a daily basis and maintained for 6 days, giving clients the option to entirely restore their servers to a previous state or to “pick and choose” which files to restore. In addition, 4 weekly snapshots are maintained, so that clients have the option of restoring any or all of their files from a period ranging from several hours ago to 4 weeks prior.
The result is a comprehensive web hosting backup solution that automatically conducts data protection processes in the background while simultaneously giving clients complete control over the restore process via an intuitive control panel.
Backup files saved during the process are stored on backup servers that are both remotely located (in the event of any onsite complications) and part of a private network that is not directly connected to the Internet. As a result, backup files are both secure and kept separate from primary servers in the event that there is a hardware issue with any given server.
Thus employed, CDP overcomes the inherent risks of saving and storing valuable data on your web server, as well as removing backup files from the active hosting environment to further ensure that bottlenecks are eliminated and that files are always safe.