You know how easy it is to lose vital files. And so now you regularly back up your system to an external hard drive.
That's a good move, and will protect you in many situations. But what if there's a fire? A flood? A burglary? Any major catastrophe could mean you lose your backup media, as well as your PC, and so for real security you'll need to turn to an online backup service.
It's easy to assume this will be too slow, and certainly your first online backup can take a very, very long time. But after that, the program should only need to upload new and changed files in the folders you've specified, which means performance could be much better than you expect.
A good online backup service may provide other benefits, too, such as synchronising folders with your other computers and generating links for files so you can share them with friends. A web view on your files will make them easily accessible from any device. And sometimes these services even include streaming, so if you back up your music collection then you'll be able to play it from any browser, anywhere.
Which is the best service for you, then? We've put 10 big-name online backup services through their paces to help you decide. Read on to see how they fared and how much they'll cost you. Bear in mind that most providers have more than one plan available, and many offer discounts if you sign up for two or three years rather than one, so it's worth looking around and thinking about the capacity you'll need.