Which will be using the default ports already opened in a firewall otherwise it could run into trouble. However, I'm sure the data traffic will be counted anyway.but in wp I have a backup plugin that connects in just three clicks to any major cloud storage.
I have no clue about that. I know hosting company's who make backups several times a day depending on the hosting account the customer has.how many times a day would you manually download those backup to be on the safe side if your server crashed!?
Some offer mutlple automatic backups and a snapshot and user also can make it's own backups.
Ehmz... I don't know if Brent really is only a user, but I'm a hosting company. However, I don't mind my users backing up and offer automatic backups for a very low price if they want it. But fo rme it's more a hobby than a living, I don't need to live from it. I just like to do this and offer service.
But looking around the world, everybody wants our money (as customer) not only hosters, it seems every small thing, also things which were free or low cost a decade ago must give money.
I've helped somebody with a small change in some forum settings, quick look, nog even 5 minutes work and he wanted before a quote on how much this costs. So I told him I would take a look for free and probably I could just to it without costs.
So after the work he wanted to pay me, I was wondering, so I said "nothing" and he was very wondered because he was used to pay for everything and every help nowadays. So I made him happy.
But I hear this kind of stuff more and more. Like all kind of licenses, even mods for forums, are paied for yearly or per half year even nowadays. It's getting crazy. So nah... it's everybody, not only hosters.
There are a few exceptions ofcourse.