Using a Cloud¶
Losing your website, a real nightmare! So in order not to lose your data and to be able to keep them safely, think of the Cloud. All the explanation in the following lines.
The Cloud, a little cloud that wants you well..¶
The Cloud is a concept that appeared a few years ago and allows online storage of data (photos, music, files, etc.) accessible anywhere and at any time from any computer connected to the Internet. You upload your files to your online storage service and it is automatically synchronized and accessible on all your Mac and Windows computers. Initially intended for companies, the Cloud is now open to all.
Our advice: We opted for the Kdrive solution from infomaniak (storage in the European Union.
Cloud and WebAcappella¶
Without talking about collaborative work since WebAcappella is not intended for such a use, it can be interesting to make interact its online storage account with the WebAcappella software to deposit directly its work file. Why should you do this?
Let’s imagine for a moment: computer crash, reformatting of your hard disk! Result: you lose the data on your site if you have not made a backup! Another case, you are on a business trip and have an important modification to make on your site. You only have your laptop where WebAcappella is installed but you forgot to switch your web project to this computer. Impossible to update your site! Annoying!
By setting up WebAcappella and linking it to your cloud folder, the updates you make to your site are automatically recorded and saved. As soon as you open WebAcappella you will always have access to the latest version of your site!
Each time you work on your site (since it will be saved on the cloud) do not shut down your computer immediately and let your working folder synchronize so as not to lose your modifications. If your work folders are very large, the synchronization time will be longer.
Backups are a must!¶
Even if you use a cloud, we strongly recommend that you continue to make frequent backups of your site, backups to be made according to the pace of updates and changes you make to your site.
To make a backup of your WebAcappella site, go to the “File” menu and click on “Save site to an archive”. Choose the location in which you want to save your archive and then click on “Save”. A dialog box will appear to confirm your request and integrate or not the publication parameters. Click on “Yes”. The backup wizard confirms the success of the operation.
Once your backup is done, you can store it on an external hard disk or even on your Cloud space in a folder specially designed for your WebAcappella zip archives. Thus, when you want to install the latest version of your site on another computer where a WebAcappella license is available, you just have to open WebAcappella and click on “File” and “Restore a site from an archive”.