4 Quick Steps To Backup Web Applications Easily with RunCloud

Backup Web Applications Easily with RunCloud

This tutorial will show you just how easy it is to backup web applications with RunCloud.

You should always prepare for the worst case scenario whenever you deploy a web application. Of course you are careful, you have your security precautions in place. Your server is hardened and your code carefully crafted. Even still, you need to plan for all contingencies. Having the ability to rebuild and recover your Web apps from backup at any time is crucial. Whether you are running an SaaS business, or managing websites for your clients, this is an aspect of security that you cannot ignore. To do so would be flirting with catastrophe.

Of course, there are server level backups with your cloud host provider, and these should be used. However, these are an all or nothing solutions. What happens when you are running several web applications on the same server? Rebuilding an entire server because of a problem with one application could prove a costly option for your business.

As with all contingency planning, the answer is to have a solution that includes redundancy. Server backups at your host are a wise choice, but using them should be your last resort. They do not represent a complete solution.

You need to ensure that you have a regular and periodical process in place to backup web applications individually. These backups should be distinct and separate from each other, and from the overall server backup. This provides you with optimum coverage, and these backups are your first line of defence.

Not only is such contingency planning crucial for your clients, it also helps you sleep better knowing that you always have a bulletproof “backup” plan.

Fortunately for you, RunCloud has your back. The RunCloud platform provides a built-in backup solution for all your web applications and databases. You can set this up in less than 5 minutes, with just a few clicks in your Dashboard. Furthermore, RunCloud backups are stored securely on our servers. This ensures that our solution provides the necessary redundancy that a true backup plan requires.

Backing up is only half the solution though. It has been often said, “What use is a backup if you are unable to restore it?”. This is where our solution shines. RunCloud Backup comes with an easy deploy mechanism for restoring your backups. Together, our solution guarentees as little downtime as possible for those incidents where you need to restore a Web App from backup.

Video Tutorial: RunCloud Backup

Backup Web Applications with Ease

1. First of all, login to RunCloud Dashboard. If you don’t have an account already, click here to register.

To be clear, this is only for backing up your web applications and databases deployed using the RunCloud dashboard panel.

Therefore, web applications that may exist on your server that were not deployed using RunCloud are not able to be backed up with this solution.

2. To create a Backup: Go to Backup->Web Application/Database and select the web application and databases that you want to backup.

Remember, to be able to recover your web application from backup, you need to backup both the web application and its associated database.

3. Select your preferred time to backup and backup retention.

Furthermore, there are settings for you to choose to receive notification of the status of your backup either by Slack, Telegram or email.

4. Choose your backup type, a Full Backup or a Custom Backup. DONE!

A Full Backup will backup the whole web application folder. While, a Custom Backup allows you to choose which files and folders that you want to include in the backup process.

Finally, click on “Create” and you’re done.

Restore your backups with ease

To restore from a Backup, go to the Backup Archive menu and find your web application. Then click Restore!

How much does this cost?

First, we are happy to tell you that every RunCloud customer has a 30GB of free Backup Space. If you require more space for your backups then you can always purchase more at a highly competitive price.

Next, for every backup that you do, it only cost $0.03/day if you are a Pro User, or $0.05/day if you are Free User. This means that it only costs $1.80 per month for a complete backup of files and database per web application.

Let’s take a look at how RunCloud Backup costs compares to other available options.

To get you started, we provide every user with $0.30 of free credit to create their first backup. So why not give it a try today, and sleep easy tonight?

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3 thoughts on “4 Quick Steps To Backup Web Applications Easily with RunCloud

  1. why not add the feature to offload the backup storage to say onedrive or google drive in the event the site or RC goes dark?

    you know the saying not to keep all the eggs in one basket.

    1. RunCloud offers an easy to use backup solution. You are free to have own backup setup that backup to other storage destinations.

  2. While I liked the idea at first, this is what’s gonna make my monthly price go way up. I have a few sites that don’t change at all, often for months, but If I wanna keep a backup within Runcloud I have to pay about $1/mo for each those sites (because each is an instance), and there’s no way to tell Runcloud to just do one backup and pause it. I think I’ll look into rsync with a cronjob instead.

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