02-01-2012, 11:48 AM
One of the most important aspects of your website or web-hosting business security is the making of database backup periodically . No matter, if you have a little website or you have a web-hosting company with 1000 clients ,the making of a regular backup of your database is just mandatory . Think about what you are going to lose , if you make a backup once per week and if you don`t . The process of backing up your data , takes no more than 10 minutes, if you have the right tools . The process of restoring your database after HDD crash , successful hacking attempt or any other induced/non-induced malfunction is impossible without a backup and you must start from scratch(if it is even possible) . This security aspect is unduly neglected in most of the new web-host companies or new websites and because of that we are witnessing so much fly over night companies (excluding the scam companies) . You are starting a new web-hosting company and you are not going to waste your time making database backups , well guess what - you had already wasted your time by setting up your company . The reason for that is pretty simple - your company/website is nothing , without the correct security provision and regular backups . If the problem of not making a backup is because of the lack of storage and low budget , then you have budget options that you can choose .There is pretty fair number of Data-centers, which are offering cheap low class/budget dedicated servers and by cheap I mean 20$ per 2Tb at 100Mb/s Ports . So think about this important security aspect and give yourself an answer to this question - Do you want to keep your website/company running ? If your answer is yes , just make the easiest , but one of the most important parts of being a successful webmaster/web-host manager - Regular Backup of your stored information .