Hostwinds does take nightly full backups of our Shared, Reseller, and Business servers; however these are strictly for internal use, for disaster recovery.
We are unable to perform partial restorations for segments of filesystems without restoring over the entirety of the server.
As for our VPS and Dedicated Server clients we offer Daily Backups as an addon package, that must be manually configured when purchased to allow for your server to be backed up. As an addon, there is a monthly fee for the service but no charge when a restoration is required.
This Daily Backup addon can be purchased either upon your initial order of your server, or added at a later time.
We strongly recommend always backing up your data. If you choose not to purchase the Daily Backups for your server please make sure you regularly download backups of your important data to an offsite location.