By Vidhya Natarajan, Senior Associate, Product Marketing at Vembu Technologies
October 05, 2012

Vembu Online Data Backup Expert Tips: Backup of Web Hosting Servers – Why is it Important?

In the current business scenario, having an online presence has become a primary concern for every business looking to prosper and grow in the long run and as web hosting businesses thrive, the managed hosting environment gets more complex. Since there is no concept of a one-size-fits-all solution in the Managed Hosting arena, any solution that ultimately delivers the required flexibility, support, and performance that your business-critical applications need, will win the day.

Web hosting companies which handle multiple websites use cPanel and Plesk, the most popular among control panels which give web hosts, and the website owners, the ability to easily manage their servers and websites. Any web system error or system glitch, server crash or natural disasters could happen anytime. Without proper backup of your web hosting server, your important and valuables data will probably be lost and it might take a terrific impact in case you are running your business subject to that data.

Well, here’s why a backup plan is critical for web hosts:

1. Accidental Deletes
Panic attacks and people do make accidental deletes. In order to safeguard against such errors, make sure you backup your important data on the website and able to retrieve it whenever needed.

2. Hacking
Yes, they do exist, a virtual theft or a virtual crime. So, beware of such malicious activities in the world wide web. A proper backup plan which includes your website database, your Home Directory, and Account Settings becomes the need of the hour.

3. Changing Website Content
In order to keep website content up-to-date, you as a web hosting provider will need to backup your frequent changes regularly. Most websites have data that is constantly changing. Therefore, you should be backing it up as often as once or twice a day to ensure relevance of the data.

4. DVDs, DVRs, CDs Malfunction
DVDs, DVRs, CDs can all fail at some point; malfunction, corrupt files and so forth. With a data backup plan, ensure that you have a foolproof method of obtaining any data anytime you want.

In this situation, Backup of the web hosting servers becomes very essential.

StoreGrid’s Hosting Provider Edition, a data protection and data recovery solution enables you to safeguard your entire web hosting server using cPanel backup and Plesk backup. StoreGrid’s cPanel  and Plesk Panel backup  allows Admins and End Users to backup their entire hosted site, databases, home directory and helps to instantly recover from disasters.

StoreGrid Hosting Provider Edition, a backup and disaster recovery solution offered by Vembu Technologies, addresses the complex data protection and disaster recovery requirements of dedicated, shared and managed hosting providers. StoreGrid Hosting Provider Edition provides comprehensive protection for both physical and virtual environments with high performance backups like cPanelServerBackup, Plesk Panel Server Backup, VMWarebackup, Hyper-V backup, Disk Image backup, Exchange backup etc apart from files and folders backups with minimal system overhead which makes it the ideal solution for managed hosting environments.

About the Author: Vidhya Natarajan is a Senior Associate, Product Marketing at Vembu Technologies, a leader in providing cost effective, hybrid (on-premise and cloud) data protection and business focused online backup and disaster recovery solutions for ISPs, MSPs, VARs, Managed Hosting Providers and Educational Institutions. Vembu’s flagship product, StoreGrid, an award winning cloud solution has delivered tangible value to over 3500 partners worldwide.

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