Prevent data loss with web hosting backup and restore tools
March 31st is World Backup Day, which means this is a perfect time to remind you of how important it is to back up all your data on every device. If EuroDNS is your web hosting provider, we offer several easy backup and restore options through the Plesk control panel. Trust us: backup today or risk paying the price of lost data!
What’s World Backup Day?
March 31st is World Backup Day, an annual event that has taken place every year since 2011. Why March 31st you may be asking? Well, come April 1st, no one wants to be an April Fool, right?
Of course, you should backup your data more than once a year. But World Backup Day is an opportunity for the tech world to remind you of the importance of creating backups.
And with data loss a continuous problem, never has a reminder been more needed. The Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, reported in October 2018 that compared to 2017, the number of lost, stolen, or compromised records increased by a whopping 133 percent.
If you aren't creating backups, your data is most certainly at risk.
What's a backup?
Let's start with the basics.
A backup is a copy of your computer files saved to a device other than your internal storage. Commonly used backup options include an external storage device, USB, or your web hosting service - more on this last option below.
Other popular options include OneDrive, DropBox, Google Drive, and Amazon Cloud Drive. But keep in mind: online drives don't usually offer loads of space and are designed to backup just one folder on your computer.
What needs a backup?
Everything. Your computer, laptop, tablet, and any other wireless device you own are vulnerable and need a backup.
How is data lost?
Data loss can come from hardware failure, viruses, natural disaster, and theft. According to the World Backup Day website, these are all fairly commonplace occurrences. Just take a look at these statistics
Backup and restore from web hosting control panel
If you use EuroDNS as your web hosting provider, we automatically provide regular backups for you. But the web hosting control panel included with our Core Shared and Advanced Web Hosting plans offer simple ways for you to self-manage your backups according to your own needs. You can backup domain configuration, data, and email. A simple restore option will save you time and stress.
More information related to backups from your EuroDNS web hosting account can be found in our help articles:
Backup your data before it's too late!
Data loss can happen to anyone. But getting into the routine of regularly backing up your data is one of the most important steps you should take to ensure it doesn't happen to you.
Have questions about how you can perform backups or restores from our web hosting control panel? Let us know. Our Customer Support department is standing by with answers to all your questions.