Introducing GoDaddy’s automatic, set-and-forget Website Backup

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This post was originally published on March 1, 2018, and was updated on Nov. 12, 2018.

You’ve probably heard a lot about why backup is crucial and how it could save you from an immeasurable amount of stress, damages and time. And it’s true — you never know what could cause your site to go rogue. Roughly half of all small business websites in the U.S. have been breached by hackers, and there’s always the chance you’ll update a plugin or core file, only to watch it corrupt your site. If you don’t have an IT department on hand or the know-how to fix it, you could be in serious trouble. That’s where GoDaddy’s Website Backup comes in.

Related: GoDaddy small business website security report

Introducing GoDaddy Website Backup

You’re likely familiar with the concept of a backup — taking a mirror image of your website, exactly as is — and storing it in a secure location. But actually implementing a backup process might be a tad daunting. The good news is, with our new Website Backup, you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Website Backup automatically backs up your files and databases to a secure cloud every day.

 

Recover your website anytime if something happens — server crash, malware makes the rounds, hackers try to pry their way in — Website Backup keeps your site safe. Say goodbye to worrying about data loss!

All GoDaddy Website Backup plans include:

  • Automatic daily backups
  • Built-in daily malware scanning
  • Back up a file, folder or an entire database
  • Scheduled or on-demand backups
  • Continuous security monitoring
  • Downloads to local storage
  • Easy one-click restore
  • Secure cloud storage
  • Expert 24/7 customer support

GoDaddy Website Backup will keep all of your website’s files and folders and its database protected and available. The service works with any hosting provider.

Worried about malware? GoDaddy Website Backup includes daily malware scans and monitoring. Your daily website backups store malware-free copies of your files.

Secure cloud backup is your offsite safety net against server crashes.

 

Even if a crash occurs, you can quickly restore any lost or damaged files with no disruption to your business, blog or social site. You can also download copies of your website backups to local storage.

Related: Understanding Online Security Threats

How does it work?

It’s as easy as hitting the Save button. Automatic backups start after you set up the domain name connected to the website you want to back up. If you prefer a time or day that you want to run your backups, simply schedule it, and it’s done.

Website Backup ScheduleIf something does happen, restoring your entire website or just a single file is easy with our one-click restore. Simply select the file or database you want to restore, and hit click the Restore button. You can also download your backup copies without a direct replacement — you’re in total control.

Website Backup Restore

What makes GoDaddy Website Backup so great?

We believe in total protection. Having daily backups is good hygiene, but what if your website is hacked or unwittingly harboring malware? You could be backing up the virus that harms your site and your visitors.

This is why we start security monitoring, malware scanning and reputation monitoring the minute we start backing up your files.

With built-in security, you’ll get alerted instantly via email, Twitter or SMS. You can easily roll back to a safe version of your website, allowing you to mitigate a security risk. From easily controlling your backup schedule to protecting your data, we’ve got you covered.

GoDaddy Website Security Features

And the best part? For a nominal price, say, the cost of just one latte a month, you’ll get secure backup and peace of mind. How’s that for online protection?

Back up your site today

It’s never too late (or too early) to set up website backups. The last thing you want is to launch your online venture, only to run into an error that could cause you to lose all your data. Eliminate that risk by getting Website Backup today. It’s one latte you won’t regret passing up.

Related: 5 strategies for protecting your website on World Backup Day

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Lily Liang
Lily Liang is Director of Product Marketing for Security products at GoDaddy. She is on a mission to bring simple, affordable, yet powerful security solutions to anyone who owns a website. Lily enjoys trail running and being outdoors. In her spare time, she joins Reading Partners to help kids K-5 to become lifelong readers.