Backup, security and hosting
Where's ButterCMS hosted?
ButterCMS web editor is hosted on Heroku. ButterCMS API and CDN, which is used for delivering your content, has edge nodes all around the world, ensuring rapid content delivery no matter the destination.
Can I self-host/download ButterCMS?
No. ButterCMS is a cloud-based web service that we manage. We offer off-site backups for our Enterprise customers, but downloading ButterCMS and hosting it yourself is not in our plans.
Is my content encrypted?
By default, all the content on ButterCMS is encrypted during delivery.
Is my data backed up?
All the data stored in ButterCMS is backed up daily. It's also replicated across Amazon's S3 storage service to ensure availability even in the unlikely event of one server going down. All plans offer nightly offsite backup of all your content.
Is ButterCMS reliable and secure?
Certainly. No one has the permission to edit or view your content other than the people you assign permissions to do so. In addition, your content is only accessible for applications and websites that you give access (as API key) to access your space.
We have very high security and reliability standards. The content is replicated between multiple servers in our backend and it's backed up daily. Our global content delivery network stores the content on servers all around the world for high availability and low access times. The transmission of the content is encrypted with SSL – the same technology that's used for online banking.
Where does ButterCMS back up my data?
All content and media on ButterCMS is automatically backed up by us to two physically separate data centers both across Heroku and Amazon S3.
Can I back up my data offsite?
We always do backups of all the content ourselves. You can always use the API to export all of the content manually. In addition to that, our enterprise plan offers a nightly offsite backup of all of your content and media to an Amazon S3 bucket that you own. This way you can make sure you'll never lose the content.