One of the biggest threats that can paralyze even the best performing web platform is data loss. You can deploy all possible measures to keep your web server safe, but disaster can strike in unexpected ways. Apart from hackers, there is always the risk of a sudden network outage, natural disaster, human error on your end, etc. causing a loss to data and thus your business.
Here’s what you can do-
Get a cloud hosting plan powered by cloud disaster recovery.
With a Cloud Hosting service, you can make the most of cloud storage architecture. Such systems allow you to create multiple virtual versions of your data (along with other system resources), thus increasing redundancy. In case of any man-made (hacking, theft, system bug, etc.) or a natural disaster (flood, fire, earthquake, etc.), you can easily retrieve data from any of the multiple versions.
Cloud hosting harnesses the power of cloud disaster recovery (DR) plan.
It is not an option but a must for all site owners to have such a plan to restore any lost data, so their online business keeps running. So far, people have been using traditional DR methods, which would be both cost-heavy and time-consuming. With Cloud DR, you can avail of cheaper, better, and faster alternatives for disaster management of valuable site data. Cloud disaster recovery is a backup and restore strategy wherein you can store and maintain data across a cloud platform. You would never have to buy any kind of tangible resources like backup server, drives, and disks. In case of any disaster, you can easily recover or implement a failover system during a natural disaster. Cloud DR allows automated failback and failovers, making it an efficient mechanism.
Storing data on the cloud is a lot cheaper than investing in physical infrastructure for a backup data centre. Hence, even if there is no data loss, your costs will still be in control.
And if disaster doesn’t ever strike, your costs will be even lower.
You can opt for a cloud DR plan within your hosting package. One of the best features of Cloud Hosting is its pay-as-you-go model. That applies to every service and resource function, including data storage. So you can pay only for the service and the number of resources that you use. If and when you want to add more storage space or create more redundancy, you can always request for the same and your hosting provider will do the needful in no time.
You can also decide on which data centre of your service provider you want to use for data restoration. Typically, it is geographically far from the main hosting centre.
As the number of sites increase, leading to a huge volume of data to be managed, so does the risk of losing such a huge amount of data. When seeking a Cloud Hosting service, check if your service provider offers a cloud DR plan and get answers to these two important question.
Does your service provider have the required bandwidth and server resources to move data between the primary site and your cloud platform, especially at times of an emergency?
Does your service provider have the capabilities to encrypt data in transit?