Have you ever found a web page that you found really useful, but the next time you tried to visit it was gone? One of the downsides of the Internet is that web pages come and go all the time. You probably had no clue that you could preserve pages forever though. Right?
Well, there is a way to preserve them and one of the easiest methods is through a website called BackupURL.
In a nutshell, “BackupURL allows you to create a copy of a website that you can share and view any time knowing it will last forever.” It’s one of the easiest tools to use and only takes a minute to preserve that useful web page forever. BackupURL is also a great alternative to Google cache because even cached web pages are not available forever. With BackupURL you will always have the backup of your desired webpage.
How to Backup any Webpage forever
In 3 very quick and simple steps, you’ll be able to back up any URL. Here’s how.
Enter the URL of the web page that you want to create a copy of.
Enter the email address that you’d like the backup URL sent to.
Click on the “Back Up!” button.
Get Your Backed Up URL
That’s it. Your backed up URL will be displayed on the screen and will also be emailed to the address you provided. Clicking on the URL will take you to the web page.
Now you’ll have access to that page forever – even if the site goes down, changes to something else, or just disappears. Just be sure to save the URL or else you won’t be able to access it!
Other Links on the Cached Page
It’s important to know that all other internal links on the page will direct you to the actual URL on that website and not a cached version. In the future, if the site goes down or disappears, you won’t be able to access those links because they won’t exist. So if you’re going to want access to other links from within the site, it’s best to back those up too.
BackupURL is a useful service since it gives users the option to preserve any webpage for as long as they need. This can be a good tool for bloggers, students and people who do online research.
It would be nice to have a bookmarklet or extension/plugin to use instead of having to navigate to the site every time you want to backup a URL. The lack of a more convenient method of use will definitely make it less attractive to many users.
- Very easy to use – only 3 steps needed.
- Your backed up URL will last forever.
- Your URL will be emailed to you for safekeeping.
- You can view web pages as they were in the past.
- A great alternative to Google cache.
Try BackupURL for yourself!