Backups have two basic purposes.
1) To recover data that is lost due to corruption or inadvertent deletion.
2) To recover data as it existed at an earlier point in time.
Keep in mind there are also two distinct types of backups: simple data backups, and complete system or server backups. Both are important. For a comprehensive discussion of data backup strategy, see the Wikipedia article Backup .
Applied Innovations offers an industry-leading enterprise-class disk-to-disk server backup service by R1Soft: Continuous Data Protection 3.0 Enterprise Edition. This is the standard backup solution used for all our Shared web hosting accounts, so we stand behind it 100%. And it is available as an add-on for VPS and Dedicated hosting accounts. It’s a small price to pay for protection.
For more information, read our blog article on the R1Soft CDP offering, the recent case study about our application of R1Soft, or call us at 866-706-8691 for a consultation and pricing.