Siteground Backups

SiteGround Backups

In 2012 we started the SiteGround How Cool Is That challenge to help our clients learn about the cool technologies that only we provide. Every week of the challenge we posted a new infographic explaining one of our unique features. In the final stage of the competition, our clients were invited to vote for the coolest technology by sharing their feedback in a comment. Our Daily backup features received great support. Read our clients' feedback in the comments or check our a funny infographic on SiteGround Daily backup.

Brand Creative Director

Dima is the Brand and Creative Director at SiteGround, where she started as one of our first team members way back in 2004. Since then, she has played a key role in different departments starting with Billing, Project Management, and Marketing. She’s witnessed the company grow from a handful of people to 500+ team members and more than 1.5 million domains hosted today. When she’s not leading the creative efforts at SiteGround, you can find her organizing the local CreativeMornings chapter or taking her one-year-old Vizsla dog on a long walk.


  1. Reply January 10, 2013 / 05:05 Shimal HarichurnSiteGround Team

    I've been extremely impressed with the SiteGround Daily Backup Service.

  2. Reply January 14, 2013 / 04:24 Juan LuisSiteGround Team

    It works in the background but makes you feel safer...

  3. Reply January 14, 2013 / 16:34 Chris RiderSiteGround Team

    This is definitely a great feature! Hopefully I'll never need to use it, but it's reassuring to know it's there!

  4. Reply January 14, 2013 / 23:04 Jaber AhmedSiteGround Team

    I feel very secure and less worried with the Site Ground back up service. Would recommend surely!

  5. Reply January 15, 2013 / 02:25 Kaven TanSiteGround Team

    Been taking advantage of backup by Siteground since long time back. Gives one peace of mind.

  6. Reply January 15, 2013 / 03:01 jose luisSiteGround Team

    I feel safer in Siteground.

  7. Reply January 15, 2013 / 03:14 Francis SlingSiteGround Team

    i love it

  8. Reply January 15, 2013 / 03:18 Vinod BokhiriyaSiteGround Team

    Before SiteGround, I was on Godaddy. One day someone hacked my sites and remove all the data from my account. I have only backup for one site Database on my computer not for others. So, I loose all my work for some of sites there. I have to do all things from scratch.
    But after move to SiteGround, I always feel safer for my data. I know that if my data will loose for any of reason, SiteGround will help me restore it.

    God Bless you, SiteGround! Thank you for everything.

  9. Reply January 15, 2013 / 03:21 Henrik BroseniusSiteGround Team

    No matter how safe you try to be, a good backup service is crucial. Siteground handles this with excellence.

  10. Reply January 15, 2013 / 03:25 Jo CooperSiteGround Team

    Such a fantastic thing to have on a site. I use WordPress and it's great knowing I don't have to worry about using an outdated version and be vulnerable to attack and hacking. Not everyone can check for updates 24/7 and it could only take minutes for a site to be rendered vulnerable and targeted by unsavory characters.

    It really makes me feel my site is in safe hands with Siteground. Amazing host.

  11. Reply January 15, 2013 / 03:51 AlinSiteGround Team

    Best. Host. Ever. I lost my site due to my own stupid error of me not backing up certain system files. not wanting a total overwrite to lose my in progress work Siteground quickly got me back up and running, they located which files were screwed up and quickly replaced them with valid working versions..

    total downtime - 1 hour

    total lost date 0%

  12. Reply January 15, 2013 / 03:56 LisSiteGround Team

    Definitely one of the most valuable features. Let's face it, not all of us are trained adequately (if at all) in website management. It's true we make stupid mistakes and break the website by accident (if we even know why!). The backup feature is crucial as a safety net.

    The plus account daily backup is fantastic, especially for users with multiple domains, it's easy to download a copy of the individual domain directory before making drastic changes to the existing website.

  13. Reply January 15, 2013 / 04:51 Greg AshleySiteGround Team

    Listen I don’t worry about security and I certainly do not worry about my sites data. I love the thought of set and forget, it is like someone holding your hand all day long with not a care in the world. Backups sure but I don’t have to worry about it with SiteGround!

  14. Reply January 15, 2013 / 05:04 DeeSiteGround Team

    Cannot stress enough how valuable this feature is. Knowing your sites are safe and data is secure is worth its weight in gold as far as i'm concerned. A website only works if the data is there to deliver, so knowing at the click of a button everything can be restored helps me sleep better at night.

  15. Reply January 15, 2013 / 05:10 Donald CherrySiteGround Team

    I have two big Moodle installations. I sleep easy at night (and sometimes in the afternoons after a heavy lunch) knowing that Siteground's got my back.

  16. Reply January 15, 2013 / 05:13 DremmSiteGround Team

    More than very useful, one of the main reasons Siteground is my choice.

  17. Reply January 15, 2013 / 05:16 Adel AmmariSiteGround Team

    Neither me nor any of my clients ever complained about performance issues. Knowing that we were on the basic plans as well. Not to mention, the customer support response time, its great as well 🙂 Therefore, my vote goes to speed and performance.

  18. Reply January 15, 2013 / 05:49 Scott @ CenturySiteGround Team

    Some other providers charge an arm and a leg for a daily backup service. But with siteground you can rest assured that if anything were to go horribly wrong, site restoration is but a few clicks away!

  19. Reply January 15, 2013 / 05:54 Zaka AlibayovSiteGround Team

    This technology is very comfortable and useful for me.

  20. Reply January 15, 2013 / 06:18 HakikSiteGround Team

    You can relax and let the Siteground to take care of your backup!

  21. Reply January 15, 2013 / 06:26 Sam BarattaSiteGround Team

    The Daily Backups upgrade ROCKS, I have flubbed up more than once and with daily backups I don’t have to worry about losing parts of my sites anymore! =)

  22. Reply January 15, 2013 / 06:28 Sam BarattaSiteGround Team

    P.S. Did I mention that THE DAILY BACKUPS ROCK!

  23. Reply January 15, 2013 / 06:28 Andy BrownSiteGround Team

    Siteground backups are really important and help alleviate some of the pains and hard work should your site get compromised and need restoring to the previous safe enviroment. Thank you.

  24. Reply January 15, 2013 / 06:34 Shawn DuniganSiteGround Team

    The thought of losing all my stuff! No bueno! Can't say I have used the back up personally and that worries me, but the fact that Siteground has it makes me want to to do it!

  25. Reply January 15, 2013 / 06:38 JeanSiteGround Team

    Siteground maintains its edge over other hosting companies- one of its features being automatic site backup. How many times have you ever lost all your work? Meant to back up but didn't quite get round to it.... well those problems are over with Siteground's Automatic Backups!

  26. Reply January 15, 2013 / 06:42 ID SafairisSiteGround Team

    Never worries of losing data or accidental problems. Siteground covers it all with its great backup feature.

  27. Reply January 15, 2013 / 06:50 Kevin GrahamSiteGround Team

    I don't have to do it for myself or any of my clients because SiteGround does it for me. That saves me time and money and keeps my clients happier than the competitions.

  28. Reply January 15, 2013 / 06:59 Claire LanouetteSiteGround Team

    I am a solo entrepreneur with very little technical savvy, SiteGround is a trusted partner that gives me the assurance that whatever happens with my website, they can restore it from the backup. And best of all, I don't have to do anything to ensure the backup is done -- they take care of everything.

  29. Reply January 15, 2013 / 07:11 Mark BorkowskiSiteGround Team

    Site Grounds reputation is that they are one of the best "back-up" sources in the industry. This is the main selling feature for any prospective client using the service.

  30. Reply January 15, 2013 / 07:34 DavidSiteGround Team

    I switched multiple sites to SiteGround after dealing with a host with questionable security. Super happy with SiteGround. No hacking here! Keep up the good work.

  31. Reply January 15, 2013 / 07:44 Anthony GrimesSiteGround Team

    The backup has saved our company's website. It provides a great feeling of relief to know the backups are automaticaslly being captured. Thank you SiteGround.

  32. Reply January 15, 2013 / 07:52 Aaron GlettSiteGround Team

    I manage multiple subsites on my hosting with site ground. I've always had needs that this automated backup has saved my charred rump. Always a pleasure doing business with your customer service teams, since they always seem to know how to help me. Except when I'm dealing with migrating content from a media wiki to another. I think that's the only time, it's not been friendly.

  33. Reply January 15, 2013 / 07:59 michael chisinaSiteGround Team

    im loving it!!

  34. Reply January 15, 2013 / 08:02 Mike WSiteGround Team

    The auto Update features on siteground rule! My servers have apparently been upgraded several times over the years, but I never even knew it.

  35. Reply January 15, 2013 / 08:02 Arthur DavisSiteGround Team

    One big reason I use siteground is because I can feel safe making changes to my page. If I make a dumo mistake siteground will help.

  36. Reply January 15, 2013 / 08:08 Anh TranSiteGround Team

    Last 3 days ago ... I have problem with my website and database ... But with this feature I can solve my problem ... thanks SiteGround

  37. Reply January 15, 2013 / 08:16 MbrunSiteGround Team

    If you aren't backing up, you will have data loss, but with SiteGround on the job you are covered.

  38. Reply January 15, 2013 / 08:40 StephenSiteGround Team

    If there is one thing that many of us forget is back-up and SiteGround has covered that ground!! Thanks SiteGround!!

  39. Reply January 15, 2013 / 08:44 RyanSiteGround Team

    I just love this feature! I am fairlynew to websdesign and a lot of the times I madea small change that resulted in my site crashing. Thankfully, this feature saved my a** and I was able to restore my website in no time. Thanks SiteGround!!!

  40. Reply January 15, 2013 / 09:39 Jagadish HiremathSiteGround Team

    I do not use it.

  41. Reply January 15, 2013 / 09:39 EricSiteGround Team

    I have made stupid mistakes in the backend, and Siteground’s backup saved my…backend!

  42. Reply January 15, 2013 / 09:47 TonySiteGround Team

    We chose SiteGround because it was one of the most trusted hosting companies for Joomla and WordPress.
    With great support team, bulletproof security and extremely high server uptime, just another step needed in this chain was CDN.
    And SiteGround provided just that - Cloudflare CDN. Very good and scalable CDN which is really affordable if you need a professional quality CDN.
    We started with Livestreaming and HTML5 videos on our site and it boosted our traffic. Thank you SiteGround.

  43. Reply January 15, 2013 / 10:07 Mike JentesSiteGround Team

    We transitioned to SiteGround several years ago because of their specialty in Drupal...and we haven't been disappointed. Making some mistakes in some of the admin areas...I was saved by the back up feature. It's not Thanksgiving time, but I was still giving thanks!

  44. Reply January 15, 2013 / 10:12 FilipeSiteGround Team

    Great, great service

  45. Reply January 15, 2013 / 10:13 KristenSiteGround Team

    One of the things I learned early on in my web development career is the importance of backing up your work on a regular basis. Even the most experienced people make mistakes, and there's nothing worse than not being able to revert to a previous version. SiteGround makes backing up your files and databases easy, and I can't tell you how many times it has saved me!

  46. Reply January 15, 2013 / 10:37 Malik HosierSiteGround Team

    I always feel secure with siteground hosting my websites. I have been rolling with them since 2006.

  47. Reply January 15, 2013 / 10:38 MikeSiteGround Team

    There's only one time we had our site compromised to an intruder, and it was not Siteground's fault at all-- an employee made a silly mistake of opening a virus-infested e-mail. In any case, thanks to Siteground, I was glad to have a recent backup to restore a variety of files that had been altered.

  48. Reply January 15, 2013 / 10:44 Mark JohnsSiteGround Team

    Quick and Easy, that's the ticket. I wouldn't remember to back up as often as I should if it were a difficult process.

  49. Reply January 15, 2013 / 10:45 UndrakhSiteGround Team

    I like it. Fasteest and safest.

  50. Reply January 15, 2013 / 10:46 MoeSiteGround Team

    Go ahead and press that button, whether its a WordPress core update, a plugin update or a silly script you wrote that would erase the entire directory 😉

    Panic-Free life with SiteGround backup service.


  51. Reply January 15, 2013 / 11:18 RudySiteGround Team

    Love this. All of these graphics are great at helping me better know and understand what siteground has to offer and to help pass it on to others. Keep up the GREAT work!

  52. Reply January 15, 2013 / 11:24 Rob WallaceSiteGround Team

    The daily back up gives me piece of mind, well done siteground!

  53. Reply January 15, 2013 / 11:25 Marcel RiveraSiteGround Team

    It puts my mind at ease knowing I have a backup of the latest and greatest of my site.

  54. Reply January 15, 2013 / 11:49 BelabzSiteGround Team

    i host my website and every things comes alone, like a magic.
    Nice work Siteground.

  55. Reply January 15, 2013 / 11:50 BelabzSiteGround Team

    For me it's the best security is "MISTER BACKUP"
    This's a good tool and the best one.

  56. Reply January 15, 2013 / 11:58 Muhammad El-SaeedSiteGround Team

    it’s very great feature, so when I make a mess or any fault while updateing online, I can fix it withuot any worries

    that cause I’m always updating via cpanel file editor in a quick, so I may have many syntax errors and other un expected errors

  57. Reply January 15, 2013 / 11:59 VanSiteGround Team

    It's not just a great feature. It's a life-saver.

  58. Reply January 15, 2013 / 12:09 Mick HSiteGround Team

    In today's reckless and careless internet world, many people strive to better secure their websites, and not many people have the knowledge and know how to do so properly. With the tools that SiteGround helps provide, and the useful assistance from the SiteGround staff as well as the third party applications that assist with this security, hosting a website on SiteGround is highly recommended. The security features offered were the primary reason my company chose SiteGround as a host, and with the additional benefits that came along with their service, we couldn't have chose a better hosting site.

  59. Reply January 15, 2013 / 12:10 DanSiteGround Team

    Solid daily backups are an essential must-have. Don't host sites without it.

  60. Reply January 15, 2013 / 12:12 Simon BrunelleSiteGround Team

    My site have been saved by the daily backup one time !!! I i'll always be thankfull !!!

  61. Reply January 15, 2013 / 12:14 Ahmed LemineSiteGround Team

    Great great service. I have more than one site on SiteGround and the daily backup save my life in different situations.

  62. Reply January 15, 2013 / 12:17 LibbySiteGround Team

    Never lose anything again. Great backup service!

  63. Reply January 15, 2013 / 12:35 Edwin EscobarSiteGround Team

    Muy bueno el servicio hasta el momento y la agilidad del servidor ha sido buena.

  64. Reply January 15, 2013 / 12:56 AbrahamSiteGround Team

    Siteground - High Speed, Low Drag

  65. Reply January 15, 2013 / 13:14 Bradley ClampittSiteGround Team

    When you get busy and rush.... you do dumb stuff, thus this has and will continue to come in handy thanks to me never slowing down and trying to tackle as many things as I can!

  66. Reply January 15, 2013 / 13:22 Frank PauwelsSiteGround Team

    We are new a customer , totally inexperienced with the technical side of things.
    Our forum runs smoothly on our dedicated server. Kudos to Siteground and their support team.

  67. Reply January 15, 2013 / 13:25 Frank PauwelsSiteGround Team

    When you run a forum for a couple of years and experience a crash then you now how golden a daily back-up really is. We lost 6 months worth of posted pictures in a big crash (different host) which meant thousands of posts and hundreds of topics became redundant.
    A good feature to have.

  68. Reply January 15, 2013 / 13:26 M StankoSiteGround Team

    I LOVE the backup feature on SiteGround! I'm a firm believer in always having backups, which is why I love services like DropBox. But the best part about DropBox is that not only are you backing up to the web on some server that can crash and lose all your data, but also on every computer that has DropBox. SiteGround's offsite backup is very similar. You don't trust your data to be safe in just one location. It's good to know that SiteGround wants to keep our data safe by backing up in multiple locations. Although there are a bunch of other cheaper services than SiteGround out there, I have NEVER found a hosting company that puts so much effort into ensuring that their customers are happy, their data is safe, and their website is running smoothly at all times. I'd rather pay a little bit more and get all of these great features that SiteGround has but their competitors do not. I'm sure there are many more to come, too!

  69. Reply January 15, 2013 / 13:30 Emmanuel Tetteh KuadziSiteGround Team

    Great Customer and Tech Supports! Replays my mails in few minutes and also straight to the point tutorials for first time users.

    Keep it up.

  70. Reply January 15, 2013 / 13:31 Emmanuel Tetteh KuadziSiteGround Team

    Interesting cloud service... It makes downloading of pages very first and quick.

  71. Reply January 15, 2013 / 13:54 Chuck AlexanderSiteGround Team

    This saved me from a heart attack after accidentally deleting one file and making a mistake with another. We lost access to our site. Within less than half an hour we had the site running once again.

  72. Reply January 15, 2013 / 14:01 BerndSiteGround Team

    It works well and you don't even notice it.

  73. Reply January 15, 2013 / 15:46 BrianSiteGround Team

    I have been glad on more than one occasion that there are backups. And it was my own doing with an accidental delete.

  74. Reply January 15, 2013 / 16:20 AndrewSiteGround Team

    I love how easy it is to install and update Joomla, really does take a lot of stress away.

  75. Reply January 15, 2013 / 16:25 KenSiteGround Team

    SITEGROUND. My new favorite hosting company

  76. Reply January 15, 2013 / 16:44 CraigSiteGround Team

    This is all about being comfortable and no worries.

  77. Reply January 15, 2013 / 17:04 JeffSiteGround Team

    It's good to know they have my back and hers!!

  78. Reply January 15, 2013 / 19:14 ArmanSiteGround Team

    One of my favorite features.

  79. Reply January 15, 2013 / 20:49 Matt EdwardsSiteGround Team

    Love new toys! Yay for updated hardware!

  80. Reply January 15, 2013 / 21:23 JoySiteGround Team

    Backups are basics! Thank goodness siteground helps you take care of this stuff so you can get on with creating great stuff!

  81. Reply January 15, 2013 / 21:35 ghassan DoughaidiSiteGround Team

    One of my favorite features.

  82. Reply January 15, 2013 / 22:05 StefanSiteGround Team

    This feature is like making real sense of the term world wide web.

  83. Reply January 15, 2013 / 22:17 Phil davisonSiteGround Team

    I love knowing that my site is backed up... Just in case!!

  84. Reply January 15, 2013 / 23:55 GeoffSiteGround Team

    With backup. you can't be too careful. It's not IF, it's WHEN will you lose data, and with daily backup you never have t worry about losing your whole site or a weeks worth of work. What a great seamless idea.

  85. Reply January 16, 2013 / 00:32 KarlSiteGround Team

    Can't have too many backups.

  86. Reply January 16, 2013 / 02:33 PROMISE G NWEKESiteGround Team

    I feel so secured with Siteground back ups and will recommend to my friends very soon and any other inquirer.

  87. Reply January 16, 2013 / 02:35 PROMISE G NWEKESiteGround Team

    This technology is incredible, and i like it real good

  88. Reply January 16, 2013 / 02:55 VincentSiteGround Team

    New customer, but the backup feature will be one of the first to try out, so important !

  89. Reply January 16, 2013 / 09:53 ApostolisSiteGround Team

    Siteground, simply, gives you what you want, when you want it, and with lower cost.

  90. Reply January 16, 2013 / 11:25 Benson KanyiSiteGround Team

    This is one of the best features that Siteground has always taken care of..all my sites have auto backup service enabled and i always get e-mail notification when backups are completed. I can always access my Backup easily and are securely stored. I like this and Siteground Keep it UP! Cheers!

  91. Reply January 16, 2013 / 14:21 JanisSiteGround Team

    Haven't been with SiteGround very long, but have suffered with other less-than-adequate hosting providers that do NOT provide daily backups. Even though the backup only includes files/folders, just knowing the backups are taken regularly provides a peace of mind that's hard to find in technology these days.

    Finally! Someone who recommended a solid, affordable hosting provider called SiteGround!

  92. Reply January 16, 2013 / 17:38 NasrinSiteGround Team

    This is a proactive strategy. Thank you siteground.

  93. Reply January 16, 2013 / 19:07 JakeSiteGround Team

    Daily backups in the past have saved my website and a lot of time, you never know when you are going to have problems and knowing that you have a backup of the latest site is a good feeling. Siteground allows for nice backup options and features, very cool.

  94. Reply January 16, 2013 / 21:12 Brian McVickerSiteGround Team

    I've got two sites hosted by Siteground and neither have had any security issues an d I've had no downtime due to reliable servers and great customer service.

  95. Reply January 17, 2013 / 01:34 Saravanan PSiteGround Team

    Best in class service and support

  96. Reply January 17, 2013 / 02:11 AnastasiaSiteGround Team

    My computer crashed recently. I was impressed that I was able to retrieve my data.

  97. Reply January 17, 2013 / 16:31 MariahSiteGround Team

    This is cool and I want that macbook!

  98. Reply January 18, 2013 / 02:31 Raja UmarSiteGround Team

    The back-up feature siteground (r) has is essential because anything can happen and if you don't have good backups things can go from great to a total nightmare. I have had first hand experience and have to say this is a core feature you NEED as a website owner. thank you for reading 🙂

  99. Reply January 18, 2013 / 08:00 Scott GreenwaldSiteGround Team

    When it comes to Joomla, SiteGround's Daily Backup service is one of the many features that sets them apart from other hosting companies. Many people struggle with backup extensions in Joomla. And even the leading Backup extension (name reserved) can be difficult to configure for automated backups. Plus, SiteGround's backups are incremental, making it faster & easier to restore your site should you ever have the need to. Thanks for providing such a great service!

  100. Reply January 20, 2013 / 04:16 NevSiteGround Team

    Backup is great! Saves a lot of work and headaches. SiteGround is the only host I know with such an ESSENTIAL tool!

  101. Reply January 20, 2013 / 10:01 NCSiteGround Team

    Again, one of the reasons I've stuck with Siteground: you go above and beyond when protecting my data.

  102. Reply January 20, 2013 / 17:48 Andreas OxinosSiteGround Team

    Indeed there are dumb ways to loose your data 😀 thank you siteground, shoutout to that backup and the servers uptime xD the 2 reasons im never leaving your servises

  103. Reply January 20, 2013 / 22:23 BrianSiteGround Team

    Hokie Smokes!

  104. Reply January 21, 2013 / 19:44 Mohamed HabazaSiteGround Team

    Really extremely feature that I love here in SiteGround, I purchased this service on another account, and I'm keeping my website saved everyday. THANKS SiteGround.

  105. Reply January 22, 2013 / 03:41 BrianSiteGround Team

    keep up the great work guys

  106. Reply January 22, 2013 / 20:46 Leon ChiaSiteGround Team

    It's hard to choose one feature that is coolest - they are all important and helpful to us customers. If I have to choose, I think it should be that which is beyond my control. I guess the one that I have least choice is, is Siteground's hardware. The fact that Siteground helps us by upgrading so frequently, is a huge privilege. Thank you, Siteground!

  107. Reply January 24, 2013 / 08:59 JULIO CESAR ESCOBARSiteGround Team

    Tranquility is what I can be summed this excellent service.

  108. Reply January 25, 2013 / 02:08 Greggy GarsutaSiteGround Team

    I'm really excited and happy about this feature. It's not only a life saver, but it only saves you a lot of time, money and effort when disaster occurs (i.e. accidental deletion). Although I use backup plugins for my wordpress sites, it's nice to know that siteground is also making sure that my sites are backed up on their end.

    Just simply amazing 🙂

  109. Reply January 26, 2013 / 19:17 Wael HusseinSiteGround Team

    This feature gives me peace of mind. I can now experiment with new codes and allow contractors work on my site. I no longer am anxious about one of my users losing their material or messing up their content.

  110. Reply January 27, 2013 / 21:38 Sita @ Real Food SuomiSiteGround Team

    This feature gives me peace of mind. (note previous comment ended up in the wrong section! I am copying and pasting to Auto-update section).

  111. Reply March 6, 2014 / 01:25 Gommers SarahSiteGround Team

    The services of Siteground are really the best. As webmasters we have tried more then ten services and Siteground is in all domains the best.
    Especially their back-up system, thanks for everything

  112. Reply July 8, 2014 / 04:44 mariaSiteGround Team

    For me the backup service didn't really work as I needed to back up the site from 7+ days ago. They only go 7 days back which in this case wasn't enough. We also have a hosting plan at Layershift and here you can go back 30 days which in this specific case would have been really great.

    Something for Siteground to perhaps think about adding in the future.

    • Reply July 9, 2014 / 09:15 MarinaSiteGround Team

      Hello Maria, could you please let me know what plan you are using at SiteGround? If you have a GrowBig or GoGeek plan, you should be able to restore a copy from up to 30 days back. Let me know what is your account name with us or a ticket ID if you have submitted a ticket, and I will be glad to investigate the case for you. Regards!


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