Backups By Default

Learn about Vivio's Exclusive Backups by Default Policy
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Exceptional Backups By Default

Backups aren't something that many people think about when choosing a web hosting partner. Frequently, the only time we even think about a hosting provider's backup policy is after something terrible has happened, and we rely on those backups to fix it. You assume your hosting provider has a sound backup policy, but the reality may be much different. Often times hosting provider backups are too old to be useful, or conversely you needed the older backups but they were deleted too early. At Vivio, we understand these frustrations, and that's why we created the Vivio "Backups By Default" Policy.

Prior to 2016, Vivio's default policy was to create nightly backups and retain them for 10 days. However, as of 1/1/2016, Vivio has improved our Backup by Default policy to include the following for all new VPS's and Dedicated Servers:

Daily Backups which are retained for 14 days
Weekly Backups which are retained for 6 weeks

Should you wish to change this policy, you may do so at any time by logging into your backup control panel, which gives you full control over your backup schedules and retention. The only limit is the amount of space you use on the backup server, which can be upgraded very affordably at any time.

If We Can, We Will

Vivio promises that if it can reasonably include backups with a specific service, it will. Vivio will only withhold backups on a specific service if it's not possible (like a pre-configured 3rd-party appliance) or due to licensing restrictions. Even with variable licensing restrictions, like with Micro-Clouds, Vivio does everything in its power to include backups as an affordable option.

You Are In Control

The power and control Vivio gives you over your backups is distinctly better than what our competitors provide you with. Your hosting company does not know your business, so why should it dictate your backup policies? Vivio promises to give you control over how frequently your backups are performed, how long each backup is kept, and ensure you have the power to perform restorations whenever you need.

Help If You Need It

Vivio's Managed Support was designed to give you all the help you need - and that includes help restoring your files and services from backup. If something terrible happens, we're here for you. Simply contact us and let us know what you need, and we'll do everything we can to help you through those tough times. We're your partner, and we want you to succeed. Helping you get through tough times is part of that commitment.

Vivio Backups By Default Features

Vivio is an official R1Soft CDP Backup Partner, and the R1Soft backup software is the best in the business. Vivio only limits the amount of space you use on our backup servers, and backup space can be easily and affordably upgraded as needed. Vivio's "Backup By Default" policy and software gives you all the features you expect from an enterprise-grade backup service:

  • Extremely Fast, Low Impact
  • Full Control Over Backup Frequency
  • Full Control Over Backup Duration
  • Freedom to Perform At-Will Restorations
  • Support for Backup Encryption
  • Support for Windows or Linux
  • Full Backup Control Panel Access
  • Restore Files, Directories, or Bare Metal
  • Vivio Managed Support Available As Needed
  • MySQL Database Backups Plugin
  • MS SQL Database Backup Support
  • Backup Compression Enabled By Default
  • R1Soft Backup Client Included Free-of-Charge
  • Initial Backup Storage Included Free-of-Charge

How Vivio Stacks Up

  Viviotech GoDaddy HostGator Hostek 1and1 BlueHost DigitalOcean
Backups Included  [1]  [2]  [3]
Nightly Backups  [4]  [5]  [6]  [7]
Weekly Backups  [4]  [6]
Backup Retention  [4] 1 Week 5-14 Days  [6] 30 Days [8]
At-Will Restores  [9]  [10]  [6]  [11]
File-Based Restores  [12]  [6]  [13]
...we could go on, but you get the idea. Compared March 2015
  1. 1. GoDaddy requires upgrade: https://support.godaddy.com/help/article/4641/
  2. 2. 1and1 requires clients set up their own backups through FTP, if they're able to
  3. 3. DigitalOcean requires upgrade: https://www.digitalocean.com/help/technical/backup/
  4. 4. GoDaddy doesn't specify backup frequency: https://support.godaddy.com/help/article/3383/
  5. 5. HostGator only does weekly backups: https://www.hostgator.com/vps-hosting
  6. 6. 1and1 requires upgrade: http://help.1and1.com/servers-c37684/professional-backup-c85126explanation-of-1and1-professional-backup-a792363.html
  7. 7. BlueHost only does weekly backups: https://my.bluehost.com/hosting/help/166
  8. 8. BlueHost only allows for 30 days of backups: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/312
  9. 9. HostGator charges for restores: https://support.hostgator.com/articles/pre-sales-policies/rules-terms-of-service/backup-policy-do-you-provide-backups
  10. 10. Hostek restores by request only, and turn-arounds are on their timeframe
  11. 11. BlueHost restores by request only, and turn-arounds are on their timeframe
  12. 12. GoDaddy only does snapshot restores: https://support.godaddy.com/help/article/12272/
  13. 13. BlueHost only does full-account restores: https://www.bluehost.com/user-agreement

Backups Are Important!

If you haven't reviewed your current providers backup policy, don't wait to find out until it's too late. Try Vivio today!

Website HostingBackup for Shared

Backup is included in Vivio's Managed Website Hosting as a cPanel Addon that gives you direct access to your R1Soft backup control panel. Perform file restorations whenever you need without hidden fees.


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VPS HostingBackup for VPS

Backup agents are installed on your VPS Account by default, and initial backups are made of your server even on the very first day you receive it. Rest easy knowing your data is protected from the moment you own your VPS.


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Dedicated HostingBackup For Dedicated

Like VPS Accounts, backup agents are installed on your Dedicated Servers by default and backups are made the very first day you have your server. Bare-Metal Restores are available for free should you need it.


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