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  • peterjustinyu 6:26 am on November 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , business development, , , email privacy, India, mumbai, new hire, , Udit Berlia,   

    Introducing Dropmysite's new Business Development Manager (India), Udit Berlia 

    We are proud to announce another addition to our stellar team, Udit Berlia.

    Udit has over 6 years of wide-ranging experience in IT and consulting industries across multiple disciplines such as software development, project and program management, presales, procurement and strategic consulting. He has assisted several large European telecommunication companies to develop and implement their Operations and Business Support Systems. He brings in extensive experience in process re-engineering and presales.

     

     

    Udit is based in Mumbai, India and is responsible for business development activities in India. His immediate duties will include following up on potential partners (after the recent RCHosting Summit and on other open leads). Having a background in IT also will see him fit seamlessly into the tech environment – don’t be surprised to see him coding alongside the engineers – Udit will be pitching in progressing the movement of Dropmyemail Privacy.

    Dropmyemail Privacy
    Residing across multiple cities, Udit is a travel enthusiast and has explored many parts of Asia and Europe. He enjoys cooking and is a big Jackie Chan fan.

    Jackie Chan

    He has a MBA from IE Business School, Madrid (ranked in the top 10 of Financial Times Global MBA rankings) and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bangalore Institute of Technology. Udit education and networks will come in handy in broadcasting the message of backup websites, databases, emails and mobile phones.

    iebusiness-logoBIT

    Udit has a great passion for startups, technology and the bustling entrepreneurship scene in Asia. In fact, he has spent previous stints in consulting to be too boring for him!  Expect to see more of Udit in this blog and in the press in helping Dropmysite back up the Internet.

     
  • peterjustinyu 8:02 am on October 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Charif El Ansari, , , Ex-Google, Mobile back up, New C-level hire   

    Ex-Google BD Head takesover as CEO of backup startup Dropmysite 

    For immediate release, Singapore, Oct 30th 2013 – Ex-Google South East Asia Head of Business Development and current Head of EMEA for Dropmysite, Charif El Ansari, will take over the Chief Executive Office role from John Fearon. Fearon will move to assume more responsibilities in his investment holding firm, Gilcrux Holdings.

     

    As Gilcrux continues to grow its quantity and quality of startups, Fearon realizes the need to dedicate a seasoned captain for his flagship startup, Dropmysite. Within his ranks, there is no one more qualified than El Ansari, the Google and Dell veteran with leadership stints around North America and Asia.

     

    New CEO of Dropmysite

    New CEO of Dropmysite

    “The Dropmysite business is moving into a more mature business stage and we felt it was the right time to bring in an experienced executive to help with this,” says Fearon, CEO and Founder of Gilcrux. “Charif has a highly relevant background and I have full confidence that he can grow the Dropmysite business into a leading online SaaS company.”

     

    In 2012, El Ansari left Google for Dropmysite to lead its efforts in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Now with the management shuffle, El Ansari has returned to Singapore to take over the daily duties of Dropmysite.

     

    Along with his impressive resume and wide network of contacts, El Ansari will build upon the great work already done on email, website and database cloud backups.

     

    “Global cloud storage will grow 4X by 2016 and with 41% of the online audience in Asia, backing up the Internet from Singapore has a lot of potential,” says El Ansari, recently appointed CEO of Dropmysite. “I look forward to building on the achievements of John (Fearon) and the team.”

     

    El Ansari’s move will bring even more credibility to the startup that aims to backup the Internet. By bringing an experienced executive into the top position, Dropmysite will attract more top talent, tie up more enterprise partnerships and push out more backup products.

     

    One product to note in the pipeline, Dropmysite will launch a backup product for mobile phones. Called, Dropmymobile, it is an app that will backup the entire mobile phone – including contacts, SMSes, Apps Media (pictures, videos, music, ringtones and etc), Calendars and Call logs. Still in the alpha stage, the team aims to launch it in November and interested users can sign up on the website for early access.

     

    Backup your entire phone

    Backup your entire phone

    Having El Ansari as the CEO at Dropmysite with this management shuffle, Fearon will be given the bandwidth to focus on building more great Gilcrux businesses. Besides Dropmysite, Gilcrux has 7 startups like ApexPeak, EatAds, Kluje and with more on the way.

     

    Additional information on Dropmysite / Dropmyemail:

    Dropmyemail was launched on 1 March 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.

     

    Today, this startup has been featured on CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Venture Beat, Tech Crunch and more. The company was selected amongst the hottest 20 startups by Singapore Business Review in 2013. The combined websites of Dropmysite / Dropmyemail has almost 1 million signups, offices in 4 countries (Dallas, Texas, USA / Mumbai, India / Tokyo, Japan / Singapore) and the website is translated into 9 languages (English / Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese / Hindi / Spanish / Korean / Japanese / Bahasa Indonesia / Thai).

     

    Additional information on Gilcrux Holdings:

    One of the world’s most innovative investment holding companies – GILCRUX supports passionate entrepreneurs aiming to find interesting ways to disrupt established fields and do it bigger, faster and better.

     

    Dropmysite / Dropmyemail / Dropmymobile

    This simple and elegant solution keeps your websites / databases / emails / mobile content safe with automatic backups into the cloud.

     

    ApexPEAK

    Helping small and mid-sized businesses turn invoices into cash in as little as 3 days.

     

    Kluje

    A reliable and easy way to find contractors for your home improvement projects, routine maintenance or just a few odd jobs around the house.

     

    MyDoorHandle

    The easiest marketplace to find people, businesses and places – all with just a ‘handle’ that points to an exact latitude and longitude

     

    EatAds

    An online marketplace for buying and selling outdoor advertising space.

     
  • peterjustinyu 6:55 am on September 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: APIs, , , resellers, ,   

    Dropmysite launches white-label solutions to maximise resellers’ profits 

    For immediate release, Singapore, 17th Sept 13 – Dropmysite, the startup aiming to backup the Internet, launches white-labelling for its automatic website/database backup service. This will help its global network of resellers to maximise profits and move sales even faster.

    By white-labelling Dropmysite, resellers like hosting companies can rebrand and sell the service as their own. The biggest benefit to resellers on white labelling is increasing profits. As it enables resellers to build their own brand, sell directly on their websites and benefit from any repeat business.

    “We offer resellers an important and new value added service that helps them increase their ARPU,” says John Leung, VP of Sales Asia, Dropmysite. “In return, resellers affords us access to an existing and loyal large customer base which is critical to deploying and scaling or solutions”

    When done properly, resellers will capitalize on their existing territory, client base or market to promote the website and database backup service beyond Dropmysite’s capability (or money) and reach. This platform is also making it much simpler for Dropmysite’s existing reseller deals with GMO Cloud, Xpress Hostings and others to integrate.

    To assist in the easy white-labelling process, Dropmysite launched the API in PHP language, since the majority of web hosting companies support PHP by default. Any company with PHP knowledge should be able to use the white-label API and implement Dropmysite with their own branding, own images, own layout, etc.

    Besides that, Dropmysite also prepared plugins to c-Panel and Parallel Plesk. Resellers mainly use these platforms so that their clients can easily setup websites on their own without knowing all the technical aspects of it. Once the Dropmysite plugins are installed on the respective platforms, the clients can access all Dropmysite’s functionalities from within c-Panel / Plesk interface without leaving the page.

    By doing so, Dropmysite has basically extended the feature of each platform.  Another way to see it, these plugins are similar to apps on Apple Store or Play Store. Once installed on the phone, users can access the site from within their phone without using a desktop or laptop.

    After signing up on Dropmysite’s reseller page, http://www.dropmysite.com/resellers, there are a few examples on how to use the white-label API in PHP, cPanel and Plesk.

    Screen Shot of APIs

    In the future, as the reseller program continues to pick up momentum, Dropmysite will continue to adding more examples and programming languages. In the works are a Python, Javascript and eventually a Ruby-On-Rails version.

    “We have worked hard on the APIs, C-panel and Parallels platforms to enable seamless integration for resellers. It’s a great product and proposition for their customers,” says Leung.

     
  • peterjustinyu 4:01 am on August 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmysite is making website backups even safer with new monitor tool 

    McGvyer solution to website failure

    McGvyer solution to website failure

    Dropmysite has released another new function: “Website Monitor” – instant notification in the event of website outage. Along with “Email Insights” added earlier, Dropmysite further shows the commercial viability in backing up and analyzing big data.

    Many websites like e-commerce, social network platforms, data centers suffer outages and downtime, millions can be missed out on in lost opportunities and customer dissatisfaction. Dropmysite’s new complimentary tool will come in handy in times of e-crisis.

    “SMEs now gain a cost-effective way to track website uptime and efficiency,” says, John Fearon, CEO and Founder of Dropmysite. “We expect to 10X our ARPU (average revenue per users) over the next few months.”

    “Website Monitor” will allow website owners instant alerts when their online data suffers catastrophic events like website outage, hacks, database crashes and more. With immediate notice of website problems, it is possible to fix it before irreparable damage is done to the website, business and reputation.

    This new tool will complement the existing Dropmysite website/database backup with alerts when the user’s cloud data is compromised. Owners can choose to receive free email notifications or a chargeable SMS.

    1) Monitor Website Availability

    Dropmysite allows you to monitor the uptime of your website and notifies you via email or SMS in the event of a server or network outage. You can monitor your website from anywhere through the web or on mobile.

    2) Generate Website Performance Reports

    Dropmysite lets you analyze the response time (in msecs) of your website from around the world and view them graphically on a chart. You can monitor the performance of either a GET, POST or a HEAD request.

    Big players in this space like Symantec, Akamai and Webmatrix can charge up to $250 USD per month for their service. Also, users will be able to get an overview on the latency of their sites to understand the cause of their web failures.Finally, “Website Monitor” is packaged with its award-winning website and database backup from Dropmysite so no data is lost.

    Notifications for web disasters may not be new but most versions are rather expensive and one-dimensional.

    crash stress

    crash stress

    Dropmysite Others
    Price Free Up to $250USD / month
    Notification Email / SMS Email
    Latency Reports Yes No
    Website backup Yes No

    “Website Monitor”, along with Dropmysite’s website/database backup, to try for 30 days at http://www.dropmysite.com

     
  • peterjustinyu 5:13 am on July 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , backup on the cloud, , , , , , , , , , , restore backups,   

    Make your web hosting in the cloud stand out 

    Global Web Hosting looks one and the same everywhere

    Global Web Hosting looks one and the same everywhere

    In the past few years, the web hosting industry has been talking about the cloud. Most of us have known it was the next big thing for a considerable time. However, it is now that consumers and small business owners are beginning to understand the way the cloud could transform their lives. Demand has never been higher, the increased demand for cloud hosting is apparent

    But as more hosting companies get into the cloud, how can you make your own services stand out? You need to identify the differences between alternate cloud services, and position your services as something unique.

    In essence, you will need to create an effective strategy for your new cloud services, while, differentiating the cloud services available to your business through partnerships.

    Four ways to make your cloud services more unique

    In the web hosting industry, our technical expertise makes it easy to get excited about the cloud. As you prepare to launch your first cloud services, you will probably be confident they are interesting and attractive to potential customers.

    Unfortunately, many web hosting providers move into cloud services without deciding on a strategy of differentiation. They announce services that are scalable, reliable, and flexible, but these are the core benefits of a cloud, and the ones your competitors already offer.

    Instead, you should focus the design of your cloud and your marketing approach on a more specific benefit. You could choose from:

    • Power and performance: With bigger resource allocations or higher quality hardware in your cloud, you can offer the lightning-fast performance for the busiest web applications. This may be the easiest step to do among all (which everyone else can copy) and hence it is just the first step.
    Strengthen your web hosting capabilities

    Strengthen your web hosting capabilities

    • Security: Many enterprises are concerned about the safety of data when it is hosted in the cloud. Providing comprehensive security features and compliance, you can sell your cloud services based on peace of mind. As mentioned that the cloud is still relatively new, show your clients the various steps taken to keep their data safe.
    Security is paramount, make sure yours is top-notch.

    Security is paramount, make sure yours is top-notch.

    • Service and support: As smaller companies and individuals become more interested in cloud hosting, offering expert advice and assistance can help you find a market for your business. The fastest way to secure a client for the long haul is to have  24/7 call center that speaks the clients’ language – nothing more reassuring then getting your problem solved simply.
    Be available 24/7 or respond ASAP to queries.

    Be available 24/7 or respond ASAP to queries.

    • Cloud backup: Most hosting companies do not bother to go beyond their basic offerings to just host the data. To be able to offer website database backup with easy restores, downloads & migrations will provide a much needed value added service. Also, the ease of access of the data from any location and at any time will be invaluable to your clients. You can go even further to offer email backup as well to take care of all your clients’ data as a one-stop solution. Not only will your set your clients’ minds at ease, with an additional product offering, you can increase your business with them as well. A partnership with a service provider specializing in backup, maybe just the thing.
    Beyond just security, cloud backups makes your data always available and accessible everywhere.

    Beyond just security, cloud backups makes your data always available and accessible everywhere.

    Almost everyone in the web hosting industry is preparing to launch cloud services. By taking the time to think about what makes your solutions different before you begin, you can connect with an audience and gain visibility in this crowded market.

    Conquer all with your differentiation in the cloud!

    Conquer all with your differentiation in the cloud!

     
  • peterjustinyu 8:41 am on June 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Nothing is hack-proof, but an immediate response goes a long way 

    Hacked!

    Bouts of hacker vigilante justice is unpredictable – any site could be targeted for a cause, to send a message or for no reason whatsoever. No matter how secure your website can be, it is bound to be hacked, crash due to overwhelming traffic, server outages or more. It is prudent then to react as soon as possible to rectify the situation.

     

    On 27th June, Singapore Healthcare merchant, Eu Yan Seng, had their website defaced. The Indonesian perpetrator was trying to send a message about Singaporean netizen complaints or name-calling about Indonesia on the recent hazardous haze wafting over the seas.

    EuYanSeng Defaced Screenshot

    Why would someone choose Eu Yan Seng as a target to make his/her message known? A look up on Alexa will show that this website does not generate enough traffic to capture enough attention. As a prominent supplier of traditional Chinese medication, the  target audience that would visit this site would typically be those who are older and unlikely web savvy.

     

    There are definitely higher profile websites that can be attacked to make the news (various government sites, media sites, banks & etc. come to mind). Perhaps Eu Yan Seng’s website has the most vulnerable code or that in this period of haze or more people will be looking to improve their immune systems. While we can only speculate on the why, we know that damage has been done.

     

    As a merchant with a eStore, there would lost sales / opportunity. Visitors to the site would have been put off making a purchase. There would also be a displacement of credibility for the brand. There may be an association with danger which contradicts the health benefits that Eu Yan Seng would want to promote about their products.

     

    One thing is for sure is that Eu Yan Seng is not the only victim and collateral damage in a crusader’s mission. Other high profile hacks in recent memory include Anonymous hacking and defacing North and South Korean sites on the anniversary of the Korean War and Israeli sites in an audacious attempt to wipe them off the Internet. These are more political motivated and indeed more extensive attacks.

     

    In many occasions, there could be an agenda or not. Some hackers just do it for the fun it, to prove that they can, bragging rights and a myriad of random reasons. The site can be defaced, crashed or have its databases deleted or all of the above. This unfortunately means that any site, at any time, for any reason could be compromised. According to Richard Power, editorial director of the Computer Security Institute, single instances of hacking may cost as much as $600,000 to $7m a day for online businesses in 2011, depending upon the revenue of the operation.

    Every second of down time, you are losing $

    Corporations are especially open to such attacks and also have the most to lose. So that’s why many firms invest significant amounts of their budget each year on cyber security. Even then it is not fool-proof.

     

    The sad thing is that while prevention is better than cure, when hackers strike, the only response is a reactive one. And when your site is defaced, offline or down, the moments following which will be crucial. Which means that the earlier that you can respond, the less you stand to lose. The worst thing that could happen is when the website fails during off-work hours. While employers/employees work 8-10 hours a day, your website is 24/7. When you do not have a 24hr tech team on retainer or standby, there could be a few hours where the site is in purgatory and you will be paying the price.

     

    With that in mind, Dropmysite - a website backup solution in the cloud, created “Website Monitor”. Users will get an instantaneous update via email or SMS when something goes awry with the website. You or the website administrator will be alerted and be able to start getting things back to normal immediately. If you have already a website backup, it could be as easy as clicking restore.

    Besides that, there are website performance reports that lets users analyze the response time (in msecs) of their websites from around the world and view them graphically on a chart. Users can monitor the performance of either a GET, POST or a HEAD request.

    Why backup?” you might ask.

    Why Dropmysite?

    Quick intro to Dropmysite – website backup

     

    The easy answer is that while you can’t stop hacks, you can very well immediately prevent it from doing more damage. Backing up your website and databases is the first step to keep your Internet safe.

    If you want to be as near to hack-proof as you can, take a 30 day trial of Dropmysite today.

     
  • peterjustinyu 4:18 am on June 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: business website backup, enterprise site backup, hack crash fail, outage notification, site backup, SME website backup, website archiving, , website management, website migration   

    Dropmysite is making website backups even safer with new monitor tool 

    For immediate release, Singapore, June 25th 2013 – Dropmysite has released another new function: “Website Monitor” – instant notification in the event of website outage. Along with “Email Insights” added earlier, Dropmysite further shows the commercial viability in backing up and analyzing big data.

     

    Many websites like e-commerce, social network platforms, data centers suffer outages and downtime, millions can be missed out on in lost opportunities and customer dissatisfaction. Dropmysite’s new complimentary tool will come in handy in times of e-crisis.

    Hi! Your website is down! From DMS

    “SMEs now gain a cost-effective way to track website uptime and efficiency,” says, John Fearon, CEO and Founder of Dropmysite. “We expect to 10X our ARPU (average revenue per users) over the next few months.”

     

    “Website Monitor” will allow website owners instant alerts when their online data suffers catastrophic events like website outage, hacks, database crashes and more. With immediate notice of website problems, it is possible to fix it before irreparable damage is done to the website, business and reputation.

     

    This new tool will complement the existing Dropmysite website/database backup with alerts when the user’s cloud data is compromised. Owners can choose to receive free email notifications or a chargeable SMS.

     

    1) Monitor Website Availability

    Dropmysite allows you to monitor the uptime of your website and notifies you via email or SMS in the event of a server or network outage. You can monitor your website from anywhere through the web or on mobile.

     

    2) Generate Website Performance Reports

    Dropmysite lets you analyze the response time (in msecs) of your website from around the world and view them graphically on a chart. You can monitor the performance of either a GET, POST or a HEAD request.

     

    Big players in this space like Symantec, Akamai and Webmatrix can charge up to $250 USD per month for their service. Also, users will be able to get an overview on the latency of their sites to understand the cause of their web failures.Finally, “Website Monitor” is packaged with its award-winning database and website backup from Dropmysite so no data is lost.

     

    Notifications for web disasters may not be new but most versions are rather expensive and one-dimensional.

      Dropmysite Others
    Price Free Up to $250USD / month
    Notification Email / SMS Email
    Latency Reports Yes No
    Website backup Yes No

     

    “Website Monitor”, along with Dropmysite’s website/database backup, to try for 30 days at http://www.dropmysite.com

     

    Dropmysite / Dropmyemail

    Dropmysite is a company that backs up the Internet, with a focus on backing up Cloud data, such as websites, emails, chat, social media, and more. The company has developed and launched two websites: http://www.Dropmysite.com

    and http://www.Dropmyemail.com – the latter is a Cloud-to-Cloud backup solution for Emails, a freemium consumer service that lets you backup your emails, contacts, chat and calendars, automatically. It is a simple and secure process that works with almost all platforms, including Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Gmail, Exchange, Enterprise and more.

     

    Dropmyemail was launched on 1 March 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.

     

    Today, this startup has been featured on CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Venture Beat, Tech Crunch and more. The company was selected amongst the hottest 20 startups by Singapore Business Review in 2013. The combined websites of Dropmysite / Dropmyemail has almost 1 million signups, offices in 4 countries (Dallas, Texas, US / Mumbai, India / Tokyo, Japan / Singapore) and the website is translated into 9 languages (English / Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese / Hindi / Spanish / Korean / Japanese / Bahasa Indonesia / Thai).

     
  • peterjustinyu 7:19 am on April 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   

    Dropmysite – improved inside and outside to better backup your website 

    Dropmysite 2.0 explained in a short video http://bit.ly/17h6nQd

    Safeguard your cloud

    For immediate release, Singapore, April 16th 2013 – Dropmysite, the simple and elegant website/database backup solution in the cloud, has released major improvements to its functions and looks. Users of the service will now be able to keep their data safer at a cheaper rate and find it easier to manage.

    In recent months, major reseller and partnership deals were signed with GMO Cloud and Xpress Hosting to bring backup services into Japan and Latin America respectively. These partners have requested to resell these website backup services to their expansive client lists and hence needing to upgrade Dropmysite match the demand.

    “We expect to backup half a million websites with GMO Cloud and Xpress Hosting over the next 12 months. These deals will make us a profitable company,” says John Fearon, Founder and CEO of Dropmysite.

    With an estimated 6,000 websites hacked and blacklisted daily1 and 63% of website owners being unaware of being compromised2, Dropmysite has gained plaudits the world over for solving a great need in backing up websites. Since launching in August 2011, Dropmysite serves as an insurance against rampant hacking, frequent server failures and sudden website crashing for 45,000 users.

    DMS Screenshot

    Minor additions have been added along the way which have created quite a buzz in the webmaster and developer communities. As each update is added, the service started to see more signups. With this major revamp of significant improvements to the Dropmysite, there will be an anticpated surge of interest.

    1st, incremental backups – were implemented to allow more data to be backed up faster with less storage. Previously, the service was slow in making archival copies by backing up the entire website and database.

    2nd, public key authentication – with this addition, Dropmysite is now much more secure for users. This is on top of using military grade encryptions and ciphers to retrieve the information. This ensures websites’ constant protection while it is backed up.

    3rd, full directory browser for advanced searches – Users may now be able to search and find specific files throughout the entire database. They can then make changes or retrieve it as they wish.

    4th, on-demand immediate backups and restorations – This improvement will make users’ lives easier with no delays or limits to the frequency in backups and restorations. Like a time machine, it allows users to retrieve backups like snapshots into the past.

    5th, PostgreSQL support – Dropmysite is now available to the most advanced open source database.

    6th, improved user experience and user interface – the service no longer looks like a basic MVP and is now sleeky to look at while offering a smoother backup journey for users.

    Get the best security for your website

    Using Dropmysite together with Dropmyemail, personal email backup and business email backup solution, users will be able to safeguard their presence in the cloud. The sky is the limit for the company as there is yet to be a worthwhile substitute for the service to over 40 billion websites and 4 billion emaill addresses on the Internet.

    “Besides the current deals in Japan and Mexico, there are many more negotiations in progress for the US, India and Singapore. Backing up the Internet is big business,” says Fearon.

    About Dropmysite

    Dropmysite is a company that backs up the Internet, with a focus on backing up Cloud data, such as websites, emails, chat, social media, and more. The company has developed and launched two websites: http://www.Dropmysite.com

    and http://www.Dropmyemail.com – the latter is a Cloud-to-Cloud backup solution for Emails, a freemium consumer service that lets you backup your emails, contacts, chat and calendars, automatically. It is a simple and secure process that works with almost all platforms, including Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Gmail, Exchange, Enterprise and more.

    Dropmyemail was launched on 1 March 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.

    Since then, Dropmysite has been featured on Angels’ Gate (Channel News Asia), Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, CNBC and more. The company was recently selected amongst the hottest 20 startups in 2013 by Singapore Business Review.

    The new Dropmysite service will offer a 15 day trial before having to sign up for one of the following plans.

    10   GB            $19.99 USD

    30   GB            $49.99 USD

    60   GB            $89.99 USD

    100 GB            $149.99 USD

    Requirements beyond 100 GB can also be arranged.

     
    • Rex 4:33 am on April 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      This blog is the only URL that I can access for dropmysite.com . It is the only website I am having problems with at the moment. Are you guys still open for business? I would like to sign up if there is anyway I can reliably connect. I’ll try a proxy server and see what happens.

    • peterjustinyu 2:53 am on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Rex, http://www.dropmysite.com is up and running. Do try it again and if there are any further questions, you can contact our sales guys support@dropmysite.com

      Thank you for your interest is backing up your website and database!

      • Rex 3:58 am on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Peter, Tks for the fast reply. I can access today no problem. Obviously just a temporary glitch on my end. I worked in Singapore for two years. One of my favorite places! Aloha, Rex .

  • peterjustinyu 4:56 am on April 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    World Backup Day? It should be World Backup Everyday 

    While it is prudent to create a World Backup Day to remind everyone to copy all your data, once a year is not really enough.

    March 31st has been marked as World Backup Day – where proponents of safeguarding the Internet is pleading for people to pledge to backup all their data before April Fools – the day where nothing can be taken at face value.

    Well, April Fools has come and gone without much incident or major hoaxes. Though the occasion serves as a warning that the joke will truly be on you when the proverbial hits the fan and you are not backed up.

    In all seriousness, losing data hosted in the cloud is no laughing matter. The sheer statistics is appalling:

    - More than 60 million computers will fail worldwide in 2013.

    - Only 1 in 4 people back up their information regularly – that’s roughly 45 million times this year where files will be lost forever.

    - Even worse – 113 cell phones are lost or stolen every minute in the United States alone.

    Losing personal data is equivalent to forgetting a cherished memory. Imagine the scene of your child’s first steps / words, your graduation ceremony, wedding, post college road trip and other significant moments in your life that shaped who you are. Now imagine all that gone as you now have nothing to remember it by.

    That is the worry of having your memories digitalized and stored in the cloud. These vivid vignettes of your life may be kept safe from the elements and misplacement but now it is under danger of getting electronically erased entirely. Personal items are priceless and there is no measure of sorrow for those mourning their loss.

    Besides, risking losing a part of yourself due to personal errors, hackers, server failures and other data malfunctions, a business that is struck will be devastated as well. Business owners are often less likely to prioritize web security, including website backup

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    According to Forbes, one in four business owners are not fully protected against cyber risks even though 65% of business owners believe that their websites are critical to their businesses.

    Given the fact that 40% of cyber attacks are against companies with fewer than 500 employees, web security and website backups should be a high priority for all small and mid-size businesses.

    Websites, databases and emails are lifelines of modern day businesses. A major company will suffer tremendously is suddenly these were to disappear into thin air. It will be a major embarrassment and perhaps a loss of revenue but they will likely live to fight another day.

    However, small medium businesses and enterprises (SMEs / SMBs) will not have the chance. When a small outfit loses its website, its credibility is shot. When its databases collapses, everything that has been built up (contacts, images, invoices, etc) goes up in a puff of smoke. When business email correspondences are amiss, there will be no way to keep track of and in touch with suppliers or customers. The lifeline of millions of entrepreneurs, their staff and their families depend on common vulnerable technology.

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    Now you know the dangers and importance of data loss, backing up is easy. Once set up, your data should be backing up automatically. You just need to check every once in a while to make sure your backups actually work.

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    According to World Backup Day, there are three main types of backup solutions:

    LOCAL BACKUP

    Every week, copy your most important files onto an external hard drive next to your desk, in your closet, or any other place where you can easily retrieve it.

    You can even use Windows Backup (or Time Machine, if you have a Mac) to do this automatically!

    OFFSITE BACKUP

    Another automatic backup or an external hard drive that’s stashed at another location, such as a bank vault, friend’s house or even in a data center in another state. This protects your backup in case of theft, natural disaster or simple hardware failure.

    CLOUD BACKUP

    Similar to an offsite backup, this automatically website, database, email backup to the Internet. This makes multiple copies of your files at various places around the world, making it hard to lose any of your files. It’s super simple and done instantly – you barely need to do anything!

    However, your backups can be a little bit of a pain to retrieve though (it’s a lot of stuff you have to download!) so having this option in conjunction with one of the above is a good, secure plan.

    Things to backup:

    - Computer

    - Laptop

    - Phone

    - iPod

    - Tablet

    - Other electronic devices

    - Photos and videos on social networks and other online services.

    Ways your devices can fail and lose your data.

    - Theft

    - Hardware failure

    - Natural disaster

    - Obsolete file formats

    - You forgot where you put it

    The key is to make multiple duplicates of your data – have a backup to back up your backup, just in case. The threats to your e-security are constant – the wise thing to do is to know that your data is precarious and backup often (if not daily).

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