Better Backups, Happier Hosting!

Aug 28, 2020

You know the feeling. After investing hours of your time on those new changes to your design, you go to delete the old staging version and….ah. Now, I did delete the old version, not the new copy….right..?

That’s why it’s so important to take regular backups of your hosting account, to turn the clock back to before that all important keystroke.

Taking regular backups of your web hosting account is a critical. Whether you need to restore because you accidentally deleted a file, a software update caused problems with your site, or because your site was compromised, it’s essential that you have a good quality backup that you can revert to if the need should arise.

In these uncertain times while we’re still adjusting to the new normal, it’s all too easy to forget to take regular backups. That’s why at Valcato Internet we want take the hassle out of backups for you and have always included automatic free backups with our hosting accounts.

Today, we’re pleased to add turbo charged backup solution JetBackup to our feature lineup. This new investment in our service will mean that our backups now include weekly full account backups, retained for a full month, plus the ability to create and restore account ‘snapshots’ at any time.

With our new JetBackup solution, we backup your entire hosting account including web site files, databases, e-mail accounts and even DNS Zone files, SSL certificates and Cron Jobs.

The backups are saved once a week and are kept for 30 days, so you have several weeks worth of restore points to go back to at any given time. Our team can easily restore your account from any of these backups at any time. Or, if you prefer, you can download the backup archive (which contains your full account, DNS zones, cron tasks and databases) to your local computer.

What’s more, with JetBackup, you now also have the ability to take a point in time ‘snapshot’ of your account. If you’re about to make an important change to your web site, such as upgrading or mass-deleting files, you can use the snapshot facility to take an immediate backup of your entire account. If anything goes wrong, you’ll have a backup that’s just a few minutes old that we can help you to restore from. Creating a Snapshot is super-quick because JetBackup only needs to copy over the files that changed since your last weekly backup.

The new JetBackup features can be found in your cPanel control panel, under the JetBackup category.

The best news? Backups created by JetBackup are stored securely within our own cloud storage, and so are protected from hardware failures and crucially, don’t affect your storage quota.

JetBackup is available free of charge with all our web hosting plans, and can be added to our range of Scalable VPS servers for a small monthly charge. What’s more, if you’re on a Scalable VPS, we can adjust your backup frequency and retention settings, so you could run backups as often as once per hour, or even back up to a Dropbox account or Amazon S3 bucket for full off-site backups that won’t consume your disk space.

Our new enhanced JetBackup system is just another of the ways for us to keep our valued customers safe and secure. We hope you find it a useful addition to our award-winning web hosting plans, but as always we’d welcome your feedback – so please do let us know what you think. We’re all ears!