Backups can be stored in any location, from the same server to a remote one. For redundancy and better reliability, we recommend storing backups in remote locations.
Remote backups can be configured via FTP or other backup scripts. During the backup process, server attempts to transfer the backups to remote server via FTP or rsync. (more…)
Backups are inevitable for business uptime. Disasters such as a hard disk crash, may strike any moment, and having latest server backups handy helps in getting your business back and rolling without much downtime.
But many often, web hosts configure backups, but never check them for completion or adequacy. This can end up spoiling the effectiveness of having backups, if they are useless or incomplete.
While running a cPanel hosting business, many often you may get contacted by your customers who complain that they can’t access cPanel.
Inability to access cPanel can hinder with their website updates and other functions, thus causing customers to complain. In our role as Outsourced hosting support specialists for web hosts, we help resolve such issues for web hosts. (more…)
What all data should I backup? How often should I backup? How long should I keep the backup data? Where should I store the backup data?
These are some of the common questions web hosts have, while deciding on a cPanel backup management system. In our role as Outsourced Tech Support for web hosts, we relieve them off such worries and implement a fool-proof backup system for their servers. (more…)
Server owners often encounter disasters in the form of hard drive crash or network failure. To safeguard their business, its crucial for hosting providers to minimize the calamities caused, mainly downtime and data loss.
In our role as Outsourced Tech Support for web hosting companies, we manage hundreds of cPanel servers for them. Configuring and managing fool-proof backups is a critical activity in our cPanel server management services.
“It makes no sense!”, so started a tech support chat one Tuesday morning. An e-commerce site had seen a sudden drop in online orders, and the reason was traced to Google branding it as a malware source. The web site looked perfectly normal, and the webmaster was frustrated that Google thought his site was infected. A quick check of the files showed malicious drive-by-download code inserted into all pages in the website. So, Google was indeed right.
For web site recovery, either we could clean all pages, re-upload the site files, or restore from backup. Cleaning the site would take the better part of a day, and re-uploading was not an option as the webmaster had only the files before he upgraded the CMS. We had a cPanel backup taken yesterday, and one from a week back. Yesterday’s backup was also infected, and the week old backup was too old as new products were added since then. With no other option, the week old backup was used, and site updates were applied again for a quick restore.
If only we had an arbitrary-day backup recovery system! This was not the first such issue, and it was time we did something about it.
So, you have configured your server with backup. Thats great!
Most sysadmins are pretty confident about their backup systems, but is it really adequate? (more…)