Kinsta’s infrastructure has multiple redundancies in place to keep your data safe and secure in case of a disaster. Even in the off chance of a natural disaster wiping out an entire data center, we’ve still got you covered. Below are some of the ways Kinsta is prepared for any worst-case scenario.
1. Kinsta Utilizes Google Cloud Platform
Kinsta uses Google Cloud Platform, one of the biggest cloud computing providers in the world. Not only do they have state-of-the-art data centers designed to withstand disasters, but they’re also using the same technology and hardware that runs Google apps like Gmail and Google Drive. Recognized as some of the most energy-efficient and secure in the world, Google’s decade of data center innovation powers every WordPress site hosted at Kinsta.
2. Automatic Snapshots of Every Site
Kinsta creates snapshots of every WordPress site every 24 hours, 6 hours, or hourly depending on the options you select. Check out how automatic backups work.
If your site is affected by an incident that isn’t related to our infrastructure, you will always have WordPress site backups that you can restore in MyKinsta with a single click. Go to WordPress Sites >sitename > Backups.
3. Machine-Level Snapshots
Besides automatic backups, Kinsta also creates and stores persistent disk snapshots of every machine in our infrastructure every 8 hours for 24 hours. This means that if your website snapshots were ever unusable for any reason, we would have snapshots of our entire infrastructure we could use to restore your data.
4. Downloadable Backups
If automatic backups, as well as our redundant backups, aren’t enough, you can always download a backup of your WordPress site. The archive file (.zip) generated in MyKinsta will contain your website’s files as well as the SQL file containing the contents of your database. You can then store these somewhere safe to act as yet another backup.
5. External Backups (Add-On)
As an additional security measure, Kinsta provides an external backups feature for weekly or monthly backups as an add-on you can enable when in need. This means you don’t have to install any third-party plugins or additional tools.
Kinsta’s external backup add-on is a great option if you’re looking for an easy way to handle offsite backups. Check out our in-depth guide on how to enable this feature.
6. Kinsta Monitors Uptime of All Sites
We check the status of all websites we host every 2 minutes. That translates to 720 checks for each of your sites every day. If we notice something wrong on your site, our team will typically reach out to you before you even realize there is a problem.
7. We Keep You Informed
For any issues affecting your sites, you will be notified via a message at the top of MyKinsta. If there is a system-wide outage or network event, these will be posted on our status page.
8. Kinsta Support Team is Available 24/7
We have support personnel monitoring our infrastructure 24/7, 365 days a year. In a catastrophic event, you always have the ability to reach our support team in a matter of minutes. We’re always here to help.