Website and Email Backup

Full Account Backup accessible via cPanel - Independent & Safe

IDS Hosting Website and Email BackUp is a fully Automated Backup facility to easily and continuously backup your entire website, databases and emails.

The backup process is a simple one:
  • Select, Register & Purchase your BackUp facility
  • Access the BackUp facility via the cPanel.
  • Off the shelf backup configuration is: Once per month, retain one, One per week retain two.
  • Custom backup requirements welcomed, contact via support or WhasApp.
  • Create account Snapshots before making changes.
  • This is a backup facility and not an archiving facility, older backups are overwritten, for email archiving please contact us or select email archiving in the menu.

Simple, Automated, Risk free and Secure ... highly recommended.

Website Backup
Standard

R35/month

Backup your Website files, databases and emails easily and automatically. Restore via your cPanel. Backed up: 1/month - retain1, 1/week, retain 2.

Website Backup
Advanced

R60/month

Backup your Website files, databases and emails easily and automatically. Restore via your cPanel. Backed up: 1/month - retain3*, 1/week, retain 4.*
Adding your Files and Databases
  • Once logged into your BackUp admin area from the IDS client area, under Services Menu OR.
  • accessing your backup facility directly: http://backup.idshosting.co.za.
  • Select the required backup: Files or Data Base.
  • Enter your FTP access codes or DB connection access codes, received by your hosting company.
  • IDS Hosting sends this info in an emailsl entitled: New Account Information or WELCOME.
  • We recommend testing the access codes by manually accessing your cPanel or relevant subscribed server control panel.to make sure they are correct.
  • Enter the username & password & host name, IP can also be used here.
  • Check with your hosting company or find the correct settings in the 'welcome' email.
  • Set up the backup configuration, this can be edited later as well.
  • Access to the backup facility after you have subscribed to the backup product can be done via your cPanel as well (in progress)
Technical Details
  • All backups are stored on Amazon Web Services
  • Entry level Website BackUp is 5GB and can be upgraded to 200GB, purchased on a monthly through to an annual bases.
  • Information is encrypted and can be compressed up to 80% (content dependent)
  • WEBSITE FILES BACKUP OPTIONS:
  • Website data can be conveyed to the backup server in various ways, such as:
  • FTP, SFTP, RSYNCE - over SSH and RSYNC - Daemon mode
  • Unsure then use FTP on port 21.
  • Host name, username & password is required. IP for connection while listing on the firewall is supplied if required.
  • Once connected File listing will be seen, folders to be backed can be selected or all folders can be selected.
  • Website is usually on one of these folders, the public folder (some named: public_html) for website backup files is all that’s required.
  • File exclusion list can be added to exclude various types of files, such as cache, logs, temp etc.
  • Backup retentions options: 1,3,7, 14 21 30.
  • Backup frequency options: 1/dy, once/wk, twice/wk, once/mnth, twice/mnth, on demand.
  • Start times: every 30 minutes for 24 hours.
  • Time zone: All zones.
  • Each backup profile can get a personalised name for easy recognition.
  • DATA BASE BACKUP OPTIONS:
  • Data Bases that can be backup up:
  • MYSQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL, MongoDB.
  • Connection data required: Host name, DB name, DB user, DB password.
  • IP supplied for remote DB connection.
  • Data Base retentions options: 1,3,7, 14 21 30.
  • Data Base backup frequency options: 1/dy, once/wk, twice/wk, once/mnth, twice/mnth, on demand.
  • Start times: every 30 minutes for 24 hours.
  • Time zone: All zones.
  • Each DB backup profile can get a personalised name for easy recognition.
  • POST BACK UP OPTIONS
  • Edit connection
  • Edit schedule
  • Backup history
  • Download files/DB
  • Restore files / DB
  • Initiate backup
  • Delete
  • OTHER FACILITIES
  • Website blacklist monitor
  • Website uptime monitor

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