ZipFish Web Design and Hosting, South Wales
Web design, maintenance and support

We take a backup of each Zipfish site at the point it first goes live and occasionally thereafter, but if your site were to be attacked by hackers or succumb to a software or hardware failure, we could restore it only to the date of the most recent backup and many months or even years of updates could be lost. Some sites change very little over time, but any site with changing content, and particularly any featuring a shop or blog, is vulnerable to data loss in this way.

To counter this danger, we're introducing a new, low-cost backup service, available on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule.

  Daily Weekly Monthly
Saved to Dropbox A green tick A green tick A green tick
Owner access (optional)* A green tick A green tick A green tick
31 day rolling storage** A green tick A green tick  N/A
12mths rolling storage 1 backup per month 1 backup per month All backups
Cost per month £8.00 £5.00 £3.00
Billing interval options



The site and its database are backed up into a single file and saved to the Zipfish Dropbox account, *where you can access and download it if required for an extra layer of protection (please note that your Dropbox account must have sufficient space to accommodate the files). The backup can quickly be restored to a new MySQL database on any suitable server.

For more information or to arrange a regular backup schedule, please email

** daily and weekly backups are deleted after 31 days - except for those made on the first of each month, which are deleted after 12mths.

Please note: backups can fail for a variety of reasons, and we cannot absolutely guarantee that the most recent backup file will reinstall successfully. 

What you need to know

Why use a CMS?

A Content Management System (CMS) makes it possible for anyone who can use word processing software to edit their own website

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About Joomla!

Our sites are based on the powerful and flexible content management system Joomla!, which is freely available for use under a GNU/GPL license

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About Open Source

The Open Source Initiative is maintained and constantly improved by a worldwide community of developers who give their time and skills free of charge.   

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About domain names

A domain name is a unique identifier that enables browsers to locate your website on the internet.

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About webhosting

To be available to internet users, the files that make up your website must be hosted on a 'server'.

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Extending your website

There are thousands of add-on components, modules and plugins available to extend Joomla's functionality.

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What about content?

Writing for the web is a special skill, and we understand that not everybody who needs a website will have experience in this area.

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What will my website cost?

Every website is different, and we quote for each one individually and free of charge after extensive discussion.

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What happens next?

If you'd like to talk informally about what a website could do for you, please contact us via the email form on the Contact page.

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