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Site Maintenance, or how to avoid losing your data - and your mind

We all know we need to keep our websites backed up, but let's be honest: how many of you actually follow through and keep a current backup?  And I don't mean just files; you need to backup your database also.  Good intentions don't count when your site has been hacked or your server explodes.  We can take the pain out of backing up your site, but you need to set it up now - not after your data has been lost.

If you already subscribe to one of our maintenance packages you don't need to worry because your data is already being protected.  If you don't, though, here's what we can do for you:  we'll set up a schedule to backup your site once a week (or more often if you have a site that changes frequently), and your complete backup (files and database) will be stored on our off-site storage servers to give your data an extra measure of protection.

Your backups will be made through our scalable, high-speed, low-cost web-based service that's designed specifically for online backup and archiving of data; the data is stored on redundant servers in multiple data centers.  In other words, if there's a disaster in one data center, your data will still be intact at another.

Anyone who's had a major data loss will tell you that it always happens when you least expect it; you're not going to get a warning saying "alert, alert, your data will be lost soon."  Be honest, though.  Chances are good that even if you did, you'd find a convenient excuse to not do a backup right then and there; how many times have we ignored the "low fuel" warnings on our cars?  I'm just as guilty as you, which is why I have all of my data backed up automatically.

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