Posts from April 2011

Steve What Are Cloud Backups?

Over the past few years, the Internet has been full of talk about “the cloud” and “cloud backups.” Given that the cloud is such a vague term, I’d like to take a minute to explain what the cloud really is and how that applies to backing up your website.

The cloud doesn’t exist. It’s not a physical thing. The cloud is terminology for a networked set of computers connected to the Internet that can be expanded at any time. Unlike an individual computer, which can store a certain amount of files, or run only a limited number of programs, a cloud can be expanded to allow for more files and processing power.

We use Amazon’s cloud based services (which after a lot of research, we deemed to be the best), which allows us to back up a theoretically unlimited number of websites. Amazon constantly add new servers to their “cloud” so that we can continue to back up customer’s websites with no risk of running out of storage space or processing power.

It’s clear that cloud technology is the future of the world’s data storage requirements and we’re pleased to be at the forefront of that; using cloud technology to ensure that your website is backed up at all times.