What Is Continuous Data Protection?
Here at xmanonline, we offer a service to our hosting customers called Continuous Data Protection. What exactly is it and why do you need it? We’re glad you asked. Continuous Data Protection is a backup service for the data that we are hosting for you on our servers. It automatically backs up all of your hosted files every 8 hours. This is entirely different from our Online Backup Service, which backs up the files that reside on your personal computer.
Regular backups of your hosted files can be a lifesaver in several scenarios:
- Overwritten Files – It’s easy for you or your webmaster to click the wrong button and overwrite a file with an older version by mistake. This could result in hours of writing or coding lost and the wrong content showing to the public until you get it fixed.
- Unforeseen Upgrade or Redesign Issues – Sometimes when redesigning the look of a website, or upgrading to a new software version, you can end up losing site functionality. Even careful testing can sometimes not reveal issues until the changes are “live”.
- Server Data Loss – It’s incredibly rare, but even with xmanonline’s state-of-the-art data facilities, servers can fail or natural disasters can occur, and sometimes data is permanently lost.
Backing up your data means that in any of the scenarios above, you can restore your correct files and have your website running properly again in no time.
The Benefits of Continuous Data Protection
With Continuous Data Protection, you never have to worry about manually backing up your website files or email. The service insures your all of your critical hosted data (website files, emails, databases etc.) against loss, corruption, deletion etc. This is achieved by automatically taking a ‘snapshot’ of your hosting account every 8 hours, and storing 2 weeks of these snapshots on a server in a different location from your primary hosting server. Any of these snapshots can be used to restore your account in a couple of minutes. You can view your data backups and restore files at any time via your control panel.
What price can you put on this peace of mind? Just $100 covers you for the entire year. This is an absolute must for anyone with important data with your hosting account. It is as easy as signing up here. We will set up your account with our CDP technology and that’s it – you don’t have to think about backups again.