With all of the various services, it can be a tough decision when it comes to choosing a file backup service. The aim of this article is to guide you through this decision process, so you can use the best service for your personal needs.
Before you look at any of the backup services, you should evaluate how much ‘space’ you need, and how often you’ll be backing up your files. For example, I only backup a few files online each month. When looking for a backup service, I personally know I don’t need much space and that I can find a free service. However, if you were going to be backing up large files, you’ll be looking for the most affordable (probably not free) service that gives you enough space for your files.
After evaluating how much digital space you need, you should decide how much money you’re willing to spend. For a business, backing up a project online for a few dollars might be better than losing the project, and losing hundreds of dollars in time/work. For an individual, it might be harder to justify spending money. However, let’s say that you make minimum wage (around $12 right now). If you’ve spent hours on your essays, projects, graphics, and more, then spending one hour’s wage ($12) each month to back them up is definitely worth it!
Okay, so now you need to actually find a good backup service. Well, you might already have some right in front of you. I use an iPhone and it has a nice backup service implemented into it. I can also set this up to be fully compatible with my other Apple devices. Check your phone, and computer, for any built-in backup services – A lot of hardware actually does come with free, or cheap, options nowadays.
If you don’t have a built in service, head to your favorite search engine. You should search for “free online backup”, “affordable online backup” and “quality online backup”. These search queries will return several amazing backup services (I checked!). If you want to see my personal favorite, head to upstore.net. Upstore has been around for a while, and is hailed by the tech industry for their success. With free and incredibly cheap premium account, they can be perfect for individuals, groups, and businesses. Furthermore, Upstore is accessed directly through a web browser, from our PC, tablets, mobile phones from anywhere in the world so you’ll never be unable to get your files.