The Importance of Local Backups: A Comprehensive Guide Print

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At HosterPK, we always emphasize the significance of having local backups of your websites and databases. This article is a simple, easy-to-understand guide that explains why local backups are crucial and how to create them.

Why Local Backups?

While HosterPK provides courtesy backups, it is crucial to understand that these are a courtesy service, not a guaranteed one. There could be issues with the backup server or cases where backups may have failed due to unforeseen circumstances. This is why local backups become indispensable for data safety.

Your website and databases are the lifeblood of your business. Imagine a server failure or accidental data deletion, and you don't have a backup. You'd risk losing everything. Local backups act as your safety net, allowing you to restore your data swiftly and continue your operations with minimal disruption.

Let's learn how to create these local backups using different platforms.

Creating Backups Using cPanel

cPanel offers a straightforward way to back up your website. If you are using cPanel, refer to this guide: Using cPanel to Take Backup of Your Website: A Step-by-Step Guide.

Creating Backups Using Plesk Panel

For users utilizing Plesk Panel, we have a dedicated guide just for you. Navigate to this link to learn how to create backups using Plesk Panel: Creating Backups Using Plesk Panel: A Step-by-Step Guide.

Taking MySQL Backups

For those looking to backup MySQL databases, follow this guide: How to Take MySQL Backups Using Plesk.

Using JetBackups

At HosterPK, we also provide courtesy backups using JetBackups. To know more about how to use this feature, refer to this guide: JetBackups: How to Use

Why Not Store Backups on Hosting Space?

One common misconception is storing backups in the hosting space. However, this is not advisable due to several reasons. To understand why hosting space isn't suitable for data storage, read this article: Why Hosting Space Can't Be Used For Data Storage.

Backing Up Your Files Without Using the cPanel Backup Option

Lastly, if you are seeking alternatives to the cPanel backup option, we have an article that guides you through backing up your files without using the cPanel backup option. Here: How to Backup Your Files Without Using the cPanel Backup Option.

Wrapping Up

Local backups are not just an option; they are a necessity. Remember, "prevention is better than cure," and when it comes to data, it can't be more accurate. Please make local backups a regular practice to keep your valuable data safe and sound. As always, HosterPK is here to assist you. If you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to reach out.


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