Although your website host will create a backup in case of system failure, you might need a backup when you’ve made a mistake yourself like deleting files or messing up the scripts on your site.
I’ve found a little freeware application called websitebackup that will download all the files from a specified FTP location to you harddrive. This way you can create a complete backup of your website on your harddrive (restore can be done by uploading the files back to your website host FTP). Just remember that you should also create a seperate backup of the database in case your site uses a database.
Axel from website2backup.com attended me on their solution which sound nice and incorporates encryption and also backups the database. Take a look at their website to check the solution. Choose whatever solution that fits your needs.
It is good to do backups of your website, but the solution you provide, do a full ftp backup, that can be a very high bandwidth consumer. It does not include databases. And data are readable on network during transfer, as the FTP connexion is not secure. There are tools like Website 2 Backup to do automated and encrypted website files and databases backup sent to email, ftp, locally. You can use emails to store backup archives in your computer.
I’ve added a link to the website2backup solution. It sounds good.
Thanks a lot! It is good 😉 I am working on v3.0 Dropbox will be added