New Automated Backups and Backup Policy

We are introducing a new service: IceStorm.com Automated Backups

Use our new backup service to automatically backup any website or database. All backups are hosted on a different datacenter apart from your currently hosted website. The best part about our backups is that you can backup unlimited websites and databases under your preferred backup plan. Also, your websites and databases need not be hosted at IceStorm.com. So even if you have files hosted with another provider, use our Automated Backups for all your backup needs.

In light of our new Automated Backup service, we will be discontinuing free backups on our shared and reseller hosting plans. There are many factors why we have made this decision. 1. Cpanel backups are convenient but it causes unneeded stress on the server when backing up websites even in off-peak hours. 2. Backing up thousands of websites for free on a separate SSD drive is becoming too costly. SSD drives are not cheap! 3. Cpanel backups are very rudimentary. In other words, they don’t have many features and flexibility that our new Automated Backups have (Scheduling, 1-Click Restores and Downloads, Encryption, etc.).

We hope you understand this decision and give our new Automated Backups a try! They are affordable. Our 5GB plan starts at only $24.99/year.