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Ordering Web Hosting Cloud Backups

Backups

  • Ordering the Backup Service
  • Managing your Backups Service

VPS Backups

VPS Cloud Backups Breakdown

VPS Cloud Backups are an add-on for your server that can create a copy of the essential files on your server, excluding some directories. Such as the /tmp directory and base system files that would reinstall automatically on a new OS.

Hostwinds' Backups service creates a restic based backup stored externally from the server in our Cloud Control Portal, in a custom Object Storage device.

You can easily differentiate between all backups for your services due to custom names for each backup.

Ordering Cloud Backups

At Purchase

Backups can be added when you purchase a VPS. For most services, they are selected by default, and you can disable them at purchase. Still, we always recommend that Backups are made for services to safeguard against the risk of data loss.

From our Cloud VPS Services, you would need to start by placing an order.

From the order page, you can select to add Cloud Backups to your Hosting plan.

After Purchase

If you already have a Cloud VPS Server, you can add Backups to the service from the Client Area.

From the Client Area, you can click on View Available Add-ons under the Services section.

From the order page, you can select to add Cloud Backups to your Hosting plan.

  1. Then complete the order.

Retention Period

Backups are taken nightly by default and have a retention period of sixty (60) days. You can change backup retention periods only from the Cloud Portal by opening a technical support ticket at this time.

Alternatively, you can log in to your server and utilize the hwagent command to edit the retention period.

hwagent routine backups --retention <integer>

Pricing

Hostwinds bills for the cost of the Backup service and the cost of storing those backups at an hourly rate.

Monthly, the cost of using Cloud Backups would be:

1.00 per month: For the Add-on, that would create the backups.

$0.03 per GB per month (30 days): For the cost of storing the backups in our Object Storage.

Web Hosting Cloud Backups

Backups Breakdown

Creating a full cPanel Backup and storing it under an "Object Storage" container labeled "shared_backups" gives full access to this container. This gives you the ability to download or access your backups at any time.

Inside this container, a folder will hold your Backups named after the cPanel username for the Shared/Business hosting account.

You can then easily differentiate between multiple Backups for Shared/Business hosting services efficiently.

Ordering Web Hosting Cloud Backups

At Purchase

Backups can be added when you purchase a Shared Hosting Plan. For most services, it is selected by default, as we always recommend that backups be made for any service in case of the risk of data loss.

If you check in the Package information section, towards the bottom under Optional Add Ons.

Then complete the order.

After Purchase

If you already have a Shared Hosting plan, you can add Backups to the service from the Client Area.

From the Client Area, you can click on View Available Add-ons under the Services section.

From the order page, you can select to add Web Hosting Cloud Backups to your Hosting plan.

Complete the order.

Written by Hostwinds  /  January 5, 2021

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