What if you could have instant access to backed up site files and databases, and the ability to set your own backup schedule?

If you have ever mistakenly deleted or overwritten an important website file, and suddenly realized that you’re without a backup, you know it’s not a good feeling.

If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to have your website hacked or compromised, you know it can be next to impossible to tell which files have been changed or added. If you didn’t have a “clean” backup, you probably had a tough (or expensive) time getting things right.

With our new SiteBackup service you never have to be caught unprepared again.

SiteBackup performs automated backups of your website files and retains up to 30 versions stored securely off-site. If you accidentally delete or overwrite a file, you can restore the backup instantly with one click. You can find more details about SiteBackup on the Winhost website.

SiteBackup is available in three sizes:

10 GB storage: $2.95 a month
30 GB storage: $6.95 a month
60 GB storage: $12.95 a month

SiteBackup is not an extension of our own internal daily backups. It’s a completely new system that performs backups on your schedule and stores them at a secure data center outside of the Winhost network. So your working sites, databases, email, etc. are in one data center, and your backups are in another. Geographic separation for maximum safety and security.

Want even more good news? When you order SiteBackup you can use it for as many websites as you’d like! Backup multiple websites under a single account.

SiteBackup is ready and available for you right now. And if we do say so ourselves, it’s pretty cool.



Here’s our latest round of App Installer updates:

  • Acquia Drupal 7.32.38
  • DotNetNuke 7.3.3 Community Edition
  • Joomla! 3.3.6
  • Kentico 8.1
  • mediaWIki 1.23.6
  • Moodle 2.7.2
  • phpBB 3.1.1
  • phpMyAdmin 4.2.11
  • SilverStripe CMS 3.1.6
  • Umbraco CMS 7.1.8
  • WordPress 4.0



Here’s our App Installer updates for August:

  • Acquia Drupal 7.30.35
  • BlogEngine.NET 3.0
  • DotNetNuke 7.3.1 Community Edition
  • Gallery Server Pro 3.2.1
  • mediaWIki 1.23.2
  • mojoPortal
  • nopCommerce 3.4
  • Orchard 1.8.1
  • phpMyAdmin 4.2.7
  • SilverStripe CMS 3.1.5
  • Umbraco CMS 7.1.4
  • WordPress 3.9.2

sql-server-2014If you’ve been anxiously awaiting SQL Server 2014 you will be happy to know that you can add an MS SQL 2014 database to your site right now in the MS SQL Manager section of Control Panel.

We continue to offer and support SQL 2008, SQL 2008 R2 and SQL 2012 as well. And as always, there is no extra charge for MS SQL databases.