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Optimal Backup Practices For xCloud Hosting Users

Ensuring optimal backup practices for websites is crucial for restoring your website after disasters like server errors, software malfunctions, hardware failures, or hacker attacks. They serve as a safeguard, enabling you to reduce downtime and promptly restore your website.

xCloud Host always emphasizes on data security of its users and offers optimal backup practices for websites. Let us explore the different backup types, their individual purposes, and why taking a solid backup strategy is crucial.

At xCloud, we suggest three different types of website backups to protect your data. With these applied, you can ensure recovery from even the most severe situations. Here are the types of website backup types:

  • Full server backups: Taken at Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider’s end
  • Local backups: Taken directly on your server
  • Remote backups: Take completely separate copies

Full Server Backups #

Full server backup, also called Server snapshot, is a comprehensive backup of your full server. These are taken at your server provider’s location.

xCloud offers an option to enable this on the first screen while adding a new server on xCloud’s own provider or Vultr. On top of that, you can enable or disable this from the dashboard after setting up one.

These backups are your quickest solutions to restore your server if you experience any disaster. It is highly unlikely that anyone needs to use these backups for recovery. But, if you need to restore your website once in a while, it can be your go-to solution.

Remote Off-Server Backups #

Regular backups on your server are great for everyday issues, but what if everything gets wiped out? Remote backups, stored with a different company far away, are your best bet for these big disasters.

Even if your server burns down, your websites can still be restored because the backups are safe somewhere else. It might take a little longer to get everything back up and running, but your business will not be ruined.

With xCloud, you can take advantage of full-fledged remote backup options (for example, with DigitalOcean and Vultr).

Local Server Backups #

Having backups on your website’s server offers a quick solution if you need to revert a site to a previous state. These backups can be helpful if someone messes up the website and you need to go back to an older version.

Additionally, if important files get accidentally deleted or any update causes unexpected issues, local backups are good to go. Moreover, if hackers attack but you know your site was safe before, you can take advantage of these backup options. Although these backups aren’t perfect for everything, they are great for fixing everyday website problems.

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Updated on May 20, 2024

Server Name

RAM

SSD

xCloud Provider Price/m
(For LTD users)

VULTR Price/m

DO Price/m

Newcomer

1GB

25GB

$4.50

$5.00

$6.00

Basic

2GB

55GB

$9.00

$10

$12.00

Standard

4GB

80GB

$18.00

$20

$24.00

Professional

8GB

160GB

$36.00

$40

$48.00

Business

16GB

320GB

$72.00

$80

$96.00

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RAM

SSD/NVMe

xCloud Provider Price/m
(For LTD users)

VULTR Price/m

DO Price/m

Lite

1GB

32GB

$5.40

$6.00

$8.00

Personal

2GB

88GB

$16.20

$18.00

$24.00

Growing

4GB

128GB

$21.60

$24.00

$32.00

Elite

8GB

256GB

$43.20

$48.00

$64.00

Titanium

8GB

384GB

$86.40

$96.00

$96.00

Ultimate

32GB

512GB

$172.80

$192.00

$192.00