The service, code named "time machine", is an initiative after a recent news about a well-known web hosting provider deleted all customer websites after a typo in their maintenance script. The incident proved local backups are not enough to protect customer's valuable data. Even offsite backup of the same company also may not be secure as maintenance script can easily propagate to backup servers too. Amazon S3 on the other hand, with versioning enabled, even when the data is deleted, can be easily recovered to any previous versions.
The use of AWS S3 for website backups also allow LayerOnline to restore customer websites to any LayerOnline server on any continent, in case the original server or the datacenter of the original server is down.
Normally web hosting providers offer no backup or only one nightly backup due to the high cost of backups. At LayerOnline we believe protecting user's data is utmost priority and one year of backup is provided free of charge.
Sunday, May 22, 2016