Backups

1. CPanel’s Backup wizard (or FTP without MySQL database) can be used to backup websites to your own computer.

2. WordPress has backup plugins but they need to be configured to store on your own computer. Updraft Plus is a good backup plugin.

3. The Sydney Linux server and the Brisbane Windows server have daily backups which are not available online to website owners.

If backups are left on the server they use up a website’s disk space quota and can cause emails to bounce or automatic wordpress version updates to fail causing the website to not show. Besides that, it’s a bad strategy to leave backups on the same disk as the website.

If website owners need backups more than once a day they should use option 2 above.