What Should You Know About Website Backup?

Your business or job position depends on the website workability. The irretrievable loss of files and databases can be just a pity, but in most cases it can be a tragedy, like a loss of a source of income.

Of course, today's hosting providers are reliable enough and such cases are few and far between, but they are not so rare to ignore them. The sites are hacked damaging the data base and infecting files.

The web hosting control panels, such as DirectAdmin, cPanel, ISPConfig, GPLHost, ISPmanager  have different ways to backup sites. But it's worth checking up if you can restore the site from backup copy made by these means. You may face the next difficulties - backup is done rarely, irregularly, and sometimes it does not exist at all. Big sites have another problem - the backup fills the place given by the provider for the website itself, that's why you can't make copies frequently  because of the rapid filling of disk space.

Program Main Interface

But there is another problem - a copy of the site can be physically present at the same hard drive as the site itself and if it's crashed, both of them(the website and backup) simply disappear.

If you think about the additional data backup of your site, it is easy to do - you can merge the backup files of your site using any free FTP client such as FileZilla, and creating a dump of the database through PhpMyAdmin - just select your database and click "Import" button.

It can easily be a part of your daily routine, combining for example with the morning coffee. If there are multiple amount of sites, so your coffee can be outlasted , that is why you should intrust the program BackupSF with this routine. The program'll independently and regularly backup files of your site and database on your local computer. You'll just need to enter username and password, database name data, user and password and the address of the database server and set a regularity of backup. If you do not trust the reliability of your hard drive - use the sync folder of Dropbox, SugarSynk, Google Drive, or a similar cloud service storage as backup folder in the programe BackupSF.


The data backup is considered to be the most reliable if only the backup copy is stored in three different places. They are - a backup done by your hosting provider, copy on your PC and also copying a clone of your web site in the cloud service - you can be completely tranquil.

Our Verdict

BackupSF are a very useful and reliable tool which serves webmaster an alternative backup solution to data on the website which usually provided by the web hosting. BackupSF also allow user set a scheduled time to perform a backup of the website automatically as having an updated database is crucial to avoid the possibility of data loss in case of an unexpected server or hard disk crash.

Other great features which offered by BackupSF is that it allows the synchronization of a copy of the backed up data to the preferred cloud storage services such as Dropbox. This will provide a greater assurance and protection of the backup data in any worst case scenario.

Touching on the interface of the program, we would say that BackupSF provides a rather tidy and user friendly interface which consist of four main panels,

- the control panel menu bar which allows user to add, remove and also edit the contents and settings of the program.

- working area that allows users to control and manage all the current backup projects

- status window that shows the current status of the current ongoing backups and cancel the process when needed.

-general log that provides information of any completed or failed backup process and its error which causes it.

For more detailed information regarding the program interface, please visit the page here.


Interested user can download the trial version for evaluation from the link provided below with limitation as follows:

- valids for one week
- add 5 websites to backup
- add5 MySql database.

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