Your most likely pondering why you would utilize a backup system on the Internet. Well, there’s a whole bunch of reasons. First, you can use the Internet to backup your data instead of dedicated hardware or software. As long as you have Internet access, your set.Second, you (and only you) can access your backups from anywhere you connect to the Internet.And with good security and encryption, nobody will get your data or even realize where it is.
The Internet provides a gateway to nearly unlimited amounts of data storage with quality providers that make online backup their business. I pay around four bucks per month for my site and I’m backing up 30+ Gigs.Now I have used around 60% of my backup volume which leaves tons of space for future backups at a rate that’s more than affordable.
The first step is to decide which service is best for you.Most of the “free trial” providers are way more expensive each month that the providers that use simple pricing.So with a little research you can join a site with superior features and an overall lower cost by avoiding free trials.It will save a fair amount of money for you in the end. With all the blogs, internet backup comparison sites, etc. it’s easy to make a good decision.
So now, you’ve decided which service provider you’ll use. Now you need to decide which files are crucial to you and that you need to backup. The best online backup sites have a program to select your backup files, frequency, rate limits, etc. and will automatically upload files after they’ve been encrypted for security. As you can easily now see is that the best providers are also the easiest to use.And the best providers will run identically on the common operating systems (Windows, Linux, and OSX).
The simple explanation is if they make it too difficult for you, you’ll just go somewhere else. Just as in any business the market is a competitive one and services who don’t have a rich feature set or are only providing services for Windows or MAC, etc. generally aren’t very reliable and could not be there in a month or two. So it’s important to make sure they support MacIntosh and Linux in addition to Windows.I they’re a quality provider they will.
So, now you have a good outline of what to look for with Internet backups, here’s some basic questions you need to ask.
Do they make it simple for you by providing some free software?
Does their software provide all features on Linux OSX, and Windows?
Can you back up all your computers with just one account?
What kind of Internet backup is it? How frequently can you back up?
How are your files protected? You need to have encryption for maximum security (like 256bit AES).
You have other issues that are important to you.But by doing a little research and answering these few questions will help you discern between “the men and the boys”.