Is it necessary to backup website to Amazon S3?

It goes without saying that backing up database is important if you run your own website. Keeping a regular backup locally on the server can avoid some disasters. But it’s better to have an extra at a remote location, isn’t it? And a cloud service -- Amazon S3 will be an ideal solution. With a concise interface, Amazon S3 allows you to store and retrieve any amount of data at any time from anywhere on the web. There are some advantages that may attract users such as:

  • Use standards-based REST and SOAP interfaces designed to work with any Internet-development toolkit.
  • Buckets are the fundamental container in Amazon S3 for data storage. You’re able to upload as many objects as you like. Each object can contain up to 5TB of data.
  • Grant or deny access to others who want to upload/download data. Authentication mechanisms will keep data secure from unauthorized access.
Then, following steps are going to show you how to backup website to Amazon S3 easily with a free web app -- MultCloud.

Website backup to Amazon S3 via MultCloud

No matter you want to transfer, move or backup website to Amazon S3, MultCloud does the trick. It works like a connection point that links all cloud services in one place. In this situation, you don’t have to install other numerous tools on different devices. Just from a single safe web page, you’re capable of managing data as long as there’s network.

Supported clouds: Dropbox, Evernote, Flickr, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, WebDav, Box, SugarSync, OneDrive, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, Hidrive, BaiDu, MediaFire, ownCloud, Alfresco, ADrive, Hubic, MySQL, MEGA and FTP/SFTP.

For the sake of a good communication between two clouds, you need a MultCloud account first. Sign up or experience without signing up.

Then, add cloud drives. Since people usually use FTP to upload/transfer files to the website. So actually this is also an integration of FTP and Amazon S3.

After combination, it’s time to backup website to Amazon S3. Select your target files in FTP and directly drag them to Amazon S3 or use copy&paste from contextmenu.

MultCloud enables you to do scheduled file copy according to your demand. Set under “Transfer” tab.

MultCloud enables you to sync cloud service since 4.0 version.

More about MultCloud

Part of users worry about the leakage of personal information. Generally speaking, authorization system in MultCloud is based on OAuth -- a standard authorization framework that permits third-party applications to access multiple cloud accounts without username and password required. In addition, website connect as well as data transfer use 256-bit AES encryption for SSL. Meanwhile, your data won’t be cached on MultCloud’s servers. Because MultCloud supports adding unlimited same brand of cloud services. It is easy to transfer files between Amazon S3 accounts.


Multcloud Key Features

  • Cloud Transfer

    Transfer files in cloud drives, FTP and WebDav for easily file management and information delivery.

  • Cloud Sync

    Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Cloud Explorer

    Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.