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Alex

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Does anyone know if hosting companies offer guarantees that they automatically back up your data? If you know yours doesn't, how often do you take a manual backup of your data on your website? Those who have paid hosting, have you ever had to use a copy due to a loss in data? This isn't something that worries me to this day as I'm with TapaTalk (A free forum host which deals with backups and maintenance.
 

Jerlene

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A lot of hosting companies won't automatically back it up but you can always opt in for auto backups.
Then there are a lot of other companies that will require a payment for backups, depending on the plan that you purchased.
I would just back it up on my own. I hate having to rely on anyone else to do what I need done.
 

Pinto

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I think Godaddy and some hosting companies charge a monthly fee for backups, in my opinion its worth it since they provide customer support if there is any issue.
 

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The software installer on my hosting service takes daily backups for my site but I really should be going for more frequent backups. Plus, I believe they are stored with the web hosting service so I should probably start to download them locally or have them stored somewhere else because it's not the most reliable way to have backups.
 

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Hello,
I manually take backups of my website. Some hosting companies provide free backup and some charge money. But it is advisable not to depend on others for backup.
 

Jason

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My host claims they take backup every day. No matter what the host claims it is always best for us to keep a backup in our HDD weekly.
 

jyy

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Having that thing is a huge plus in case of "disasters". However, though, some really techie admins can make their own backups. Can anyone do it?
 

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GoDaddy doesn't offer automatic backups and you are supposed to purchase the plan, if you need it.
I don't have any such premium plans and I usually take backups like once a month or two. I know it's too long but I just can't help it, as I am always busy these days. My company is getting more profits and everyone is happy about it. It's just that, they don't realize they are making the people work a lot for those profits and they don't even care about the actual employees welfare. Of course, this is just my personal opinion.

Anyway, I do take backups from time to time, just to be on the safe side.
 

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Depending on where my site is hosted, I tend to do weekly or monthly backups, as most hosts I have been one, do pretty good to keep things running. Though I don't have issues with doing backups more frequently, as a precautionary measure, if I know something might come up that would require a more current backup.
 
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