What website backup service do you recommend and why?
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Carbonite first caught my eye due to their simple yet striking design. The name is perfect — invoking a nostalgia for Star Wars. I love it because it works without me having to even think about it, which is what you want out of a backup system.
2. Dropbox Pro
Dropbox isn’t just a syncing service: you can also use “selective sync” to disable some folders from syncing and keep a copy in the cloud as abackup. This is great for picture collections or project archives.
CodeGuard sends you alerts when changes are made to your website, offers multiple restore points and features continuous backup. There is even a free trial available.
4. In-House Website Backups
As your great grandma says, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” This held true when the greatest generation was young, but for much of modern business it’s false. However, I still recommend in-house website backups. Because what serious hacker attacks an under $10 million or under $100 million company? Third-party companies might be a great “now” solution, but ramp up in-house backups as soon as you can.
5. Amazon S3
Depending on your needs, there are plenty of services built on top of Amazon S3 to backup your website data (or any other data for that matter). However, using Amazon’s API’s makes it trivial to roll in your own solution that fits your specific needs. What’s great is that the storage is extremely cheap and reliable, making it ideal for all types of backups.
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