New “Backups” page available in control panel

As you probably know, we back up all of our servers every night. Our goal is to keep at least seven days of backups available, with additional older backups available where possible.

We’ve added a new page to our control panel showing the backups available for each account. To see it, just login to the control panel, then click Backups.

We make backups so that we can recover from unexpected occurrences such as data erasure or server failures. Of course, we also make the backups available to customers, because they can be a real life-saver when you need one. However, we want to remind customers that they should also make their own backups, especially if you need a different backup frequency or retention policy. Our Web page describing our backup system and policies has more details.