Using a Cloud¶
Losing your website is a real nightmare! So to avoid losing 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 to do you good..¶
The Cloud is a concept that appeared a few years ago and allows online storage of data (photos, music, files, etc.) that can be accessed 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 synchronised and accessible on all your Mac and Windows computers. Initially intended for companies, the Cloud is now open to everyone.
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 your online storage account interact with the WebAcappella software to directly deposit your work file. Why?
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 (as it will be saved in the cloud) do not switch off your computer immediately and let your working folder synchronise so that you do not lose your changes. If your working folders are very large, the synchronisation time will be longer.
Even if you are using a cloud, we strongly recommend that you continue to make frequent backups of your site, backups to be made according to the rate 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 in an archive”. Choose the location in which you wish 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 licence is available, you will just have to open WebAcappella and click on “File” and “Restore a site from an archive”.