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Simply Backup Cloud Sites With CodeGuard

Website backups are imperative. And if you are a Rackspace Cloud Sites customer you know that backups are a hot topic. In fact, backups are the No. 1 feature you’ve requested for Cloud Sites – it has received well over 1,000 votes at

Today, the wait for Cloud Sites backups is over. We have partnered with CodeGuard to provide you with a powerful and intuitive website backup solution for Cloud Sites!

What is CodeGuard?

CodeGuard is an online website backup service provider that really stands out from the crowd. It offers a simple yet powerful interface so you can have your website backups setup in minutes. In addition to backing up your site, CodeGuard monitors your website for changes and will alert you when those changes occur. This is truly an exceptional feature and can help you proactively get ahead of a potentially devastating situation should your website ever become compromised.

Another interesting feature of CodeGuard is the frequency in which backups are taken. Initially, an entire backup is taken of your website. Once the initial backup is taken, additional backups are only taken on a file-by-file basis when files are changed. This is done automatically! This means you will truly have backups of what you need while reducing the amount of overly redundant backups, which can be costly and confusing to deal with.

What about my database?

CodeGuard’s got you covered! It offers the ability to easily backup your MySQL database. You simply enter your database credentials and CodeGuard will backup your databases. These backups are critical for many of the database driven websites powered by content management solutions (CMSs) such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.

What about restoring the site?

CodeGuard has got you covered there as well! In the CodeGuard repository, you can access every saved backup complete with a datestamp and detailed information on each change. In seconds after you’ve selected any clean version, your live web site can be restored to the version in the repository. CodeGuard gives you the option to download a zip of your site’s contents, restore all files to a specific backup point or select specific files to restore from backup.

Why a third-party backup provider?

One word: Specialization!

CodeGuard is a specialist in the backup arena. With the ever changing technology landscape we feel that leveraging the strengths of our partners will allow us to continue to provide our customers with the best possible service.

Ok, so what about price?

We’ve negotiated some pretty aggressive pricing for our Cloud Sites customers: CodeGuard starts at only $2.50 per month for one site with additional discounts for multiple sites!

Where do I sign up?

Signup is simple, just login to the Cloud Sites Control Panel ( and click on the CodeGuard link in the “Cloud News” section in the right-hand sidebar. You can also find additional information on CodeGuard’s website at

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Jereme Hancock.

Jereme Hancock is a Rackspace Cloud Sites Automation Engineer. He lives in San Antonio with his wonderful wife and two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys web application development and cloud technologies.

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