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Automatically back up your SQL databases to the cloud

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Our SiteBackup service can now automatically back up your MS SQL databases to the cloud. You’ve always had the ability to back up site files and MySQL databases, but we’re excited to add the ability to back up MS SQL databases.

You can order SiteBackup in Control Panel.

SiteBackup is inexpensive (starting at only $2.95 per month for 10 GB of space!) and easy to use. You choose how often you want to back up and how long to retain the backups. Set it and forget it, your backups will be reliably and safely kept in secure cloud storage outside of the Winhost network.

 

We have also added Blacklist Monitoring

If your site is ever compromised, Google will flag it and our Blacklist Monitoring service will alert you and stop your site and database backups (to prevent making a backup of compromised files).

If you run third-party applications on your site, Blacklist Monitoring is a valuable tool to help you recover from common compromises. Even if you wrote all of the code on your site, Blacklist Monitoring is a great tool to have at your disposal. Even better, Blacklist Monitoring is available as part of the SiteBackup service at no extra charge.

 

We’re really excited about these new additions to SiteBackup because we believe they are going to make your life easier. Let us know if you have any questions about SiteBackup or anything else.

Things to note: SQL backup is available for SQL 2012 and later databases, and it only works for SQL databases that are on Winhost servers. Each backup is a full backup, not incremental. Blacklist Monitoring is only available for sites that are being backed up by the SiteBackup service. Read our Knowledge Base article for instructions on using SQL database backup and Blacklist Monitoring.



Spring Updates

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The latest versions of the following applications are now available through our App Installer tool:



Take full control of your site backups right now

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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.

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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.

 



Holiday Updates

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Here’s our latest round of App Installer updates:



Any day now…

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Almost End of Summer Updates

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Here’s our App Installer updates for August:



MS SQL 2014 available now

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If 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.

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Just in Time for Summer!

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We just released a new round of App Installer updates:

Please note that nopCommerce 3.3 requires the ASP.NET 4.5.1 Framework in order to run properly, and that is only available on our Windows 2012 R2/IIS8 servers.  If you’re having trouble getting it to work, please open up a support ticket to have your account moved to one of those servers.



Winners of a year of free hosting announced

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You’ve been asking us for the ability to auto-renew domain names, and now you can!

When we sent out the email notice of the availability of the new option we also mentioned that everyone who switched to automatic domain renewal would be eligible to win a free year of hosting.

Well we’ve chosen two winners, and they are Rodrigo Sandoval from Santiago, Chile and Bruce Roeser from Florida. Congratulations, gentlemen, and thanks for using WinHost!

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Spring App Installer Updates

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For those customers who just absolutely have to have the latest and greatest, here’s a list of updated applications available from the WinHost Control Panel: