Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Use a Web Hosting Server to Backup Data from the Hard Drive?

One of things on digital file management is about how to make the data secure and safe. Data storage (hardisk, CD, flash disk) always have MTBF (mean time between failures). Store data in one place is also risky. What if there is disaster like fire, earthquake, flood that can destroy anything include our data? But how can afford data storage service with cheap pricing?

There are many hosting providers that give unlimited space and bandwidth with cheap price as low as 1 USD per month. They also have daily backup for data that stored in their server but with some condition (amount of file and size of data). But, are they reliable? Robyn Peterson have the bad experience.

From my own perception, the answer for "It's good to use a web hosting server to backup data from the hard drive?" is NO. Web hosting is intended to use for hosting website data, not for data storage.

Use provider that specialized on data backup or data storage service. For pay per use service, you can use Rackspace Cloud Files, Amazon S3 or Amazon Glaciers, Softlayer Object Storage, and Google Cloud Storage. For unlimited service with fixed pricing, you can consider using Mozy, Carbonite, Live Drive, and other similar services.


Unknown said...

I don't feel secure storing my website all data within a hard drive, because hard disk could be dead anytime without any notice. So thank you for sharing a good web hosting server backup details, I'll look forward to learn more about it. Thanks.

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