What to look for in an online backup company for home

There are several things you should look for in an online backup company for a home computer or computers. What's your budget? How many computers? How much space do you need? Learn the best way to find a company that matches your needs.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: January 24, 2011 | Updated: April 22, 2013
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Online Backup for the Home is becoming more and more necessary. Bills, report cards, family photos and videos, important property information are all stored on the home computer. It’s the central hub for all that’s happening in your Home, how do you choose the right Online Backup Company to protect it?

1. What is your budget?

Luckily for most home users, you will fit into a more affordable category. For most users this will mean 1 computer and 1 account. Up to $10/month will protect you with a good amount of space and 1 computer. There are some plans that will let you sync up more than 1 computer. There are larger plans available but they are meant for heavier use and are considered business plans. Read Article - How Much Should You Pay For Backup Service?

2. How big should the company be?

It’s actually pretty easy to find home backup companies. The larger companies like Mozy, Carbonite or IDrive all have plans specifically geared home users.

3. How much space are you going to need?

Do you have a lot of pictures from trips or family photos? It’s helpful to get a general idea of how many and how big all your files will be. This will help you understand what kind of plan is right for your home online backup. Read Article - How Much Space Do You Need?

4. What to expect from tech support

In most cases, the larger companies are going to be able to afford better support. If you can find it, phone support is always preferred. Every company will provide support, just not all the same types.

5. What is your comfort level with the technology?

In most cases it is very easy to setup the software and use the restore features. Checking on the company’s website to see if you like the look and feel is always a good idea. Read up on the software to see if other users have experienced any problems.

6. Anything else?

Contact us if you have any questions. If you have a question many others may also be looking for an answer.

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Steven Johnson

Steven is a web developer and online technology expert. He has built global networks and websites for fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, he now happily spends his time building Joomla and Wordpress websites as well as reviewing online backup services, web hosting and anything else that needs reviewing.

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