You can either tear out your hair when disaster strikes, or you can prepare for it.
Online backup services are one of the best ways to protect yourself against loss of precious computer data, whether it's a result of a crashed hard drive or an unintentional deletion.
Hard drive crashes and editing mishaps aren't the only things online backup can protect you from:
There are also more traditional disasters such as fires, floods, and earthquakes, which can spell the end of your digital media and documents.
Even if you're among the very few of us who diligently perform backups at regular intervals, those calamities can still result in data loss if you didn't store backups off-site.
That's a good reason why an online backup service may be the best way to protect your irreplaceable digital goods.
Online backup services have you install software on you PC that scans your storage for files worthy of backup, encrypts them for security, and sends them up to the cloud that trendy word that just means powerful, secure, and high-storage-capacity server computers attached to the internet with fast connections.
Once your files are stored on those cloud servers, they're accessible for you to restore to the same PC, should a file go missing. In most cases, the service also lets you access your files from a web browser or mobile device.