Importance of backing up website
Imagine one day after getting up, you find your web host had accidentally deleted your website. What to do if there’s no backup? Some people might think: that won’t ever happen to me. Anyway, it's always good to be prepared. Why are website backups important? Here are some reasons:
- Storing the original development site is not enough. When you develop the site on a local computer or test server, you may feel that’s enough safe. However, as time goes by, websites are often adjusted while those changes will not always be reflected in the original version.
- You should be ready to react fast. Having an up to date backup will help you get back online quickly in case of some unexpected accidents.
- A protection against viruses. Keeping a backup can be the easiest protection which allows you to turn back the clock after an attack. Although it doesn’t prevent attacks, it does cure them.
Backup website to Google Drive
A cloud storage can be a good place for saving backups. If this is your first exposure to cloud service, probably Google Drive will grow on you for saving videos, photos, PDFs and more. Since lots of people own it, backing up website to Google Drive is an ideal option. But how to do? People usually choose FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to host a website server. So in other words, we’re going to connect Google Drive to FTP. MultCloud has the ability to give a help.
MultCloud is a free web App that can combine cloud storage into one so that you’re able to manage data easily without logging in and out many times. More than 20 clouds have been supported: Dropbox, Evernote, Flickr, Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3, WebDav, Box, SugarSync, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, Hidrive, BaiDu, MediaFire, ownCloud, Alfresco, ADrive, Hubic, MySQL and MEGA.
In order to backup website to Google Drive successfully, you need to create an account in MultCloud or experience without signing up.
Add FTP and Google Drive. We won’t require username or password if the service supports OAuth authorization. Then makes FTP access to Google Drive.
Now, it’s possible to backup/sync/move documents from FTP to Google Drive or vice versa by selecting copy options in contextmenu.
Another way to transfer files from one cloud to another which even realizes schedule backup is under “Transfer” tab.
Tips for adding MultCloud in Google Chrome Browser
If you employ Google Chrome browser, you can search out MultCloud from extensions store recently.
When it’s enabled, you’re allowed to transfer data through MultCloud directly in Google Drive.