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Backups who’s responsable?

Quick post today to remind everyone of the importance of backing up your data.

Reading the daily SmartCompany blog post I came across this article “Crazy Domains loses web hosting data leaving small businesses the victims“.

Another larger example of what goes wrong when you aren’t backing up your own data was DistributeIT who in 2011 lost over 5,000 clients’ websites, emails and data. Can you imagine being one of those businesses? You can read the full SmartCompany article here “Five lessons from the Distribute.IT hosting disaster“.

It makes no difference who the provider is, if you don’t subscribe to a backup service or take regular backups of your data you’re leaving your business wide open to significant loss especially if your online presence is a core part of your day-to-day operations.

Imagine losing all company emails, your website & data that’s stored in the CLOUD. How long will it take your business to recover and if your only presence is online – will you recover at all?

Backup services VH offer.


cPanel Backups – Manual

Clients on our Shared Web Hosting servers can use cPanel’s built in backup system to download a copy of their website, DB & emails on a regular basis to store off site.
You can use the following tutorial – How To Create A Backup In cPanel

VDS Backups – Automated

Veeam Backup & Replication forms the core of our off server backup cluster & site to site replication. Backups are included in our entire range of Virtual Dedicated Server packages, taken nightly with up to 7 days of retention allowing for an entire server or individual file restore.

Introducing managed services for Shared Web Hosting clients.

We have been receiving a lot of inquiries from our B2B’s & Resellers about automating backups and providing basic managed services for their shared hosting environments.

What are basic managed services?

Good question. Basic managed services are a way of unloading the day-to-day Admin tasks for your hosting environment to our support team. You can ask us to do a lot of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to administering your hosting environment and this will include the following tasks & services.

  • Automating nightly backups to our off server back up cluster including a 7 Day retention period
  • Restoring backups
  • Creating email accounts and passwords
  • Creating hosting packages in WHM (Reseller Package)
  • Private Name Servers (Reseller Package)

Contact us to learn more or if you’re a current customer wanting to subscribe to this service drop us a line by clicking on the link below.

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With over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, Gerardo Altman is a key solutions architect and MD of Velocity Host, an Australian-based IaaS - Infrastructure As A Service provider specialising in enterprise cloud solutions.