New Site Backup from Blacknight protects SMEs from Website Wipeout

Complete, secure control over website backup and recovery, with no IT experience required

Web hosting company Blacknight's new Site Backup product gives small and medium businesses complete control over their website backup and recovery, with no IT experience required. The service alerts if a site goes down, or is blacklisted by Google for malware, so that owners can take immediate action to safeguard business continuity. Backups are securely stored and transferred using the highest encryption, and can be restored with a single click.

A new product from Blacknight, Ireland’s leading web host, gives small and medium businesses the power to schedule complete website backups and restore them with a single click, while also providing blacklist monitoring which notifies website owners if Google detects malware on the site.

From just €1.99 a month, Blacknight Site Backup is designed to give business owners complete control over their website backup and recovery, with no IT experience required.

Over 30,000 websites are hacked each day according to recent research, with many of them being hijacked and used to spread spam and malware. 10,000 websites are blacklisted every day by Google because of malware; on average it takes 3 - 7 business days to resolve the situation and get re-listed by the search engine.

Research by PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates that 70% of businesses reporting data loss go out of business within a year of the incident. A recent survey of 600 owners of compromised websites revealed that most were unaware that their site was blacklisted until they tried to visit it themselves.

Blacknight Site Backup is integrated with Google Safe Browsing so that website owners are notified automatically if their site is blacklisted. In addition, Site Backup monitors the website itself and will alert the owner if it should become unavailable or slow to respond.

The service is intuitively designed to be used by business people with little or no IT experience, offering the convenience of cloud-based backup, powered by DropMySite, and protected by military-grade AES 256 block cipher encryption on Blacknight’s secure servers, before being transferred using SSL-encrypted transfer to the backup servers. The encrypted data is securely stored in Dublin.

Blacknight Site Backup is integrated into Blacknight’s customer control panel. Users can backup any website or database instantly, or schedule backups at regular intervals. Users can choose from a list of prior backups and restore any one of them to the website with a single click.

Site Backup is the latest in a suite of self-service products which Blacknight has introduced in response to demand from small and medium businesses, including a website builder, online marketing tools and Office 365.

Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon says that customers have told them what they need:

“Small businesses don’t need an on-site IT department and many of the routine tasks, like backup and restore, don’t require intervention by engineers. Our new services like Site Backup are designed to be automated and simple to use, while we continue to provide the best possible personal support online, and on the phone”.

“We are extremely excited to partner with Blacknight, the largest hosting provider in Ireland.” said Ridley Ruth, COO of Dropmysite. “Ireland and Europe are strategic markets for Dropmysite as we continue with our global expansion strategy. Through this partnership, Blacknight customers will now be able to automatically and securely backup their websites and databases with the peace of mind that is essential in running an online business.”

About Blacknight

Blacknight ( are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting services and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte. Fibre broadband services for both business and domestic users are also available throughout most of Ireland.

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