Excluding files from regular R1Soft backups can save bandwidth and storage space. But it also costs time. In fact, excluding very large numbers of files can add days to the time it takes to back up your server – unless you follow this guide to excluding files efficiently in R1Soft.
Use this framework when starting your backup strategy, or for help when setting up a cost-effective strategy with a iWeb hosting expert.
The framework consists of four main elements, to approach separately, plus approaches to restoring your entire server. Good server backup services offer the flexibility to address each of these framework elements separately, using file exclusion to pick only the folders and files you want to back up. That means a good backup strategy can not only save your data from being lost, it can save you money every day.
A better way to serve seasonal traffic, insurance against downtime and the best chance of success for your campaign ROI… Here’s everything you need to know, plus how to get unmetered public cloud hosting to serve your holiday traffic spikes!
For many ecommerce websites Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas shopping period determine the success or failure of 12 months of hard work. The National Retail Federation estimates that for many retailers the holiday period accounts for 20-40% of annual sales, and that it represented 19.3% of all annual retail sales in 2012 – an incredible $589.5 billion in revenue. In the case of Black Friday (and Cyber Monday, its online counterpart), these two days alone accounted for over $800 million in online sales in 2012. Don’t let downtime stop you from getting your slice of the action!
The lead up to the holiday period is an important time to make sure your hosting technology is up to date. That your website is ready to handle above average traffic in the most cost-effective way possible, and that it’s not going to let you down at a crucial moment. The Google search trends below highlight the potential for website traffic to peak to twice their normal levels, or even way beyond that when you consider how much of November’s peak can be attributed to just 48 hours of business over the Thanksgiving weekend. Thankfully there are a number of ways you can accommodate traffic spikes without permanently increasing capacity for the sake of just a few days of the year.
iWeb promised to continually improve the Smart Server by regularly adding new features and functionalities. A new one just appeared in the Control Center: R1Soft Backups.
You will now be able to backup and restore your Smart Servers’ data and configurations (including MySQL databases) in a few clicks with R1Soft’s easy-to-use web based user interface. Easy activation and management is accessible right from the Control Center. Various available packages offer up to 500GB server backup storage. Continue reading »