Nexcess Backup Policy

Nexcess Backup Policy

This article explains how often and where Nexcess backs up data from managed client accounts. 


Although we provide 30-day automatic backups as a service, we strongly recommend all clients maintain their own backups and use a deeper history than 30 days. Per our Terms of Service (TOS), clients assume ultimate responsibility for data integrity, retention, security, backup, and ownership.

Schedule and location

We provide an automated backup service for all managed servers. We conduct these backups every night from midnight to 4 a.m., eastern time (ET). When the backup is underway, every single file, folder, and database will be compressed and backed up on one of our off-site servers.

Nexcess keeps up to 30 days' worth of backups on the off-site server.

How to request a restore

Our Support Team can restore your files. To make a request, either submit a ticket through the Client Portal or by email, and identify the files to be restored, and the date from which to be restored. Nexcess can also place a backup of your site in your directory so you can compare changes or store it on a local machine.


For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our Support Team by email or through the Client Portal.

Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
  • Icon PDFExport to PDF
  • Icon MS-WordExport to MS Word
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Related Articles RSS Feed
How to schedule automatic backups with SiteWorx
Added on Thu, Dec 20, 2018
How to perform one-time backups with SiteWorx
Added on Wed, Dec 19, 2018
How to restore partial backups with SiteWorx
Added on Tue, Dec 18, 2018
How to delete backup files with SiteWorx
Added on Thu, Aug 1, 2013
How to create and manage site backups using SSH
Added on Wed, Jun 12, 2019