A backup of a site is a copy of its content, which is kept on another hosting server and could be restored if something happens. This function is rather efficient, because you can never know if a script update won't crash or if you will not delete something accidentally - a file, a folder, a database entry, etc. If your site is backed up, it could be restored the way it was before the issue appeared, so there won't be any damage, or at least it'll be very little, depending upon the particular situation. Keeping backups on your laptop or computer is not very feasible, since you'll have to do it at least once per day and you could still lose information in case your last backup is not recent enough. In this light, you'll have to rely on your web hosting company, so you ought to double-check their policy on the backups, since some companies create backups just once a week, which will do no good if a problem occurs with a website that is being used and updated constantly, like an online store, for instance.
Daily Data Back-up in Shared Website Hosting
Because we understand how critical your site information is, we keep day-to-day backups of all your files and databases, so in case anything bad happens, the website could be restored just the way it was. Furthermore, we generate at least four different backups each day, so what will be restored will be nearly identical with, if not exactly the same as, what you had before. You can look at the backups right through the File Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and see on what day and at what hour they were created. Then you can simply copy the content to the live site folder. On the other hand, you could contact us and we shall restore the backup from the preferred date for you. We keep backups irrespective of which shared website hosting you have opted for, so you will never need to bother about losing any part of your web content.