A backup of a website is a copy of its content, that's kept on a different web server and can be restored if something happens. This feature is very handy, given that you can never know if a script update will not crash or if you will not delete something by accident - a file, a folder, a database entry, etcetera. If your website is backed up, it could be restored the way it was prior to when the issue appeared, so there won't be any damage, or at least it will be small, dependant upon the particular situation. Keeping backups on your laptop or computer isn't very feasible, simply because you would need to do it at least once daily and you can still lose data if your last backup isn't recent enough. In this light, you'll have to rely on your website hosting provider, so you ought to double-check their policy on the backups, because some providers generate backups once per week, which will do no good if something goes wrong with a website that is being used and updated constantly, such as an online store, for instance.
Daily Data Back-up in Shared Web Hosting
When you acquire any of the shared web hosting packages that we offer, you'll be able to take advantage of the backup function that comes with our plans by default and at no extra cost. We'll create a copy of your files and databases not once, but no less than four times daily, so any time an issue shows up on your website for whatever reason, we will quickly restore everything, and in the worst scenario, your website shall be restored the way it was just a few hours ago. There are 2 ways for a backup to be restored - you could contact us through a support ticket and we will do what’s required on our end inside the hour, or you could directly copy the information from the backup to the live website folder from the File Manager section of the Hepsia web hosting CP, in which you shall find all the backups which have been produced listed in chronological order.