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What is the difference between Complimentary backup and Paid backup?
What is the difference between Complimentary backup and Paid backup?
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Written by Rapyd Team
Updated over a week ago

Rapyd Hosting offers both complimentary and paid backup solutions to its users. But what is the difference between the two? This article delves into the features, advantages, and limitations of each, helping you make an informed decision for your website's backup needs.

Introduction: The Importance of Backups

Backups are crucial for safeguarding your website data against potential loss or corruption. With data being the backbone of any website, choosing the right backup strategy can be a game-changer.

What is Complimentary Backup?

Complimentary backup is a free service provided by Rapyd Hosting as a part of your hosting package. This service typically offers basic backup functionality that may include:

  • Scheduled Backups: Automatic backups occurring at preset intervals.

  • Limited Storage: Storage capacity may be limited and could fill up quickly.

  • Basic Features: Provides essential backup features but lacks advanced customization options.

What is Paid Backup?

Paid backup is an add-on service that you can purchase for additional features and storage. It usually includes:

  • Continuous Data Protection: Regular snapshots of your server for more granular backups.

  • Additional Storage: Allows for more significant amounts of data to be stored.

  • Advanced Features: More customization options like selective backup and quicker data retrieval.

Key Differences

  • Storage Capacity: Paid backups offer additional storage options, while complimentary backups come with limited storage.

  • Backup Frequency: Paid backups can offer more frequent or continuous backups.

  • Customization: Paid backups generally provide more customization options.

When to Choose Complimentary Backup

Complimentary backups are suitable for:

  • Small Websites: If your website is relatively small and has less critical data.

  • Budget Constraints: When you are not willing to invest in backup solutions.

  • Basic Needs: If your backup requirements are minimal.

When to Opt for Paid Backup

Paid backups are more apt for:

  • Large Websites: When your website has large amounts of crucial data.

  • Dynamic Content: If your website is regularly updated with new content.

  • Specific Needs: When you require specialized backup features.


Understanding the difference between complimentary and paid backups helps you make an informed choice tailored to your backup needs. While complimentary backups offer essential services, paid backups provide additional storage and advanced features for a more robust backup solution. Choose wisely to ensure the safety and longevity of your website data.

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