A backup of a site is a copy of its content, which is kept on some other server and may be restored if something happens. This function is rather handy, since you can't know if a script update won't go wrong or if you will not erase something by mistake - a file, a folder, a database entry, etcetera. When your website is backed up, it may be restored the way it was until the issue appeared, so there shall not be any damage, or at least it will be little, dependant upon the specific case. Keeping backups on your PC isn't very feasible, because you would need to do it at least once per day and you could still lose info if your last backup is not recent enough. In this light, you'll need to rely on your website hosting provider, so you must double-check their policy on the backups, due to the fact that some companies create backups once each week, that will do no good if something goes wrong with a site which is being used and updated all the time, such as an online store, for instance.
Daily Data Back-up in Shared Website Hosting
If you purchase any of the shared website hosting plans we provide, you could take advantage of the backup feature that comes with our plans by default and without extra cost. We will create a copy of your files and databases not once, but no less than 4 times a day, so when an issue shows up on your site for some reason, we will speedily restore everything, and in the worst case scenario, your site will be restored the way it was only some hours ago. There are 2 ways for a backup to be restored - you may contact us through a support ticket and we shall do what’s needed on our end within the hour, or you can directly copy the information from the backup to the live site folder from the File Manager section of the Hepsia web hosting CP, where you will find all of the backups which have been set up listed in chronological order.