Back up your website & database

Back up and get on with running your business.

Having a back up solution in place is vital for any online business.  Whether you sell products online or just have a small blog, keeping a backup of your website is vital.

It’s kind of like an insurance policy, its there in the event you need it, it might not ever happen to you, but and this is a big but there might just be an occasion where it does.

An event such as a disk failure, database corruption or any other digital catastrophe will summon the times you wish you had kept a back up of your website.

When should I back up?

To ensure you have the latest version of your website we recommend backing up your website every time you make a change to your website.

Shared Hosting 

Backing up your website is quick, easy and entirely free, it is available via your E3 Internet Control Panel.

Backing up your website files

  1. Log into your E3 Internet Control Panel 
  2. In files click on ‘backup/restore’
  3. Follow the on screen instructions

Backing up your database

Of course not all your files are kept on the hard drives, some websites use databases to save and store vital information, information which if not kept in good order could become corrupt.  Always backup your website databases.  This is another service which is completely free and accessible via your E3 Internet Control panel.

  1. Log into your E3 Internet Control Panel 
  2. In Web Tools click on ‘MySQL Databases’
  3. In ‘Manage MySQL Databases’ choose which databases you want to back up and click now.

If you have experience of using phpMyAdmin and you feel comfortable using the Export function, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log into your E3 Internet Control Panel 
  2. In Web Tools click on ‘MySQL Databases’
  3. In ‘Manage MySQL Databases’ choose the ‘Manage’ button from the ‘Utilites’  column
  4. This will load up a seperate phpMyAdmin screen, choose the database you want from the left hand side.
  5. Click the Export button at the top, choose your preference and click go to begin your backup.

Backing up your website and databases will save you a lot of heartache, believe us we know, and it takes literally just a matter of clicks.  Some companies even have backup procedures in place, we recommend you also have something in place in the event of a problem

Dedicated Servers

Dedicated Servers are an entirely different kettle of fish to that of shared hosting.  A Dedicated Server comes with lots of exciting new tools, features and freedom but such freedom does come at a cost.  The major cost being you are responsible for the whole dedicated server which means software updates, security patches and more.  Here at E3 we essentially provide you with the hardware and connections, the rest is down to you.

By the same token that we offer cPanel as a paid extra to administer so we also offer a backup service.  Dedicated Servers can started with their back up solution from as little as £13.00 a month for 10GB space and £66.49 a month for 100GB of backup storage.  A very small price to pay for a peace of mind.

Whether you choose to use our backup solutions or implement your own backup procedures, keeping a backup will save you both time and money in the long run.