When you manage a site, having a backup is something very necessary, especially if you have important information or you have invested cash and time in building the Internet site. There are different situations why you may need a backup - if you update a script and something fails, if you eliminate a file or an entire folder accidentally, and so forth. Having regular backups will help you avoid any loss of information or at least minimize the damage, which is still better than losing the entire site. You may download a copy of your content on your computer occasionally, but due to the fact that you can't do that after every single change, you need to rely on the backups which your hosting provider generates. Due to the fact that that is something quite necessary, you have to ensure that they keep up-to-date backups, since a backup performed once every one or two weeks may not do any good in case you run a site such as an online store or a holiday accommodation booking website.