Backup and Restore

This article will assist you in backing up and restores your website easily from your cPanel

Backing Up

  1. Log in to your cPanel by going to cpanel.yourwebsite.tld
    NOTE: tld means top level domain for example; .com.au, .net.au, .com, etc….
  2. Once in the cPanel under Files click on Backup Wizard
  3. Click on Backup
  4. To be able to restore the backup you need to perform Partial Backup for each feature of the website.
  5. Download the Home Directory
    1. Click on Home Directory
    2. To download the home directory click on the Home Directory button.
    3. Chose a location on your computer to save the compressed copy of the home directory (ensure you keep the format as *.tar) and click on Save
    4. Once that has downloaded click on the GO Back button
  6. Download the MySQL Databases (if required)
    1. If you website has a Database click on MYSQL Databases

    2. Click on the Database names to download the database/s
    3. Chose a location on your computer to save the database (ensure you keep the format as *.SQL) and click on Save
    4. Once that has downloaded click on the GO Back button
  7. The website is now backed up. You can click on the HOME button in the top right corner.

Restoring from backup

  1. Log in to your cPanel by going to cpanel.yourwebsite.tld
    NOTE: tld means top level domain for example; .com.au, .net.au, .com, etc….
  2. Once in the cPanel under Files click on Backup Wizard
  3. Click on Restore

  4. This is the reason why you need to have backed up the different features of your website. Select the feature that you wish to restore.
  5. Click on Choose File to select the home directory you wish to restore.
  6. Select the *. Tar backup file and then click on Upload
  7. You will be advised that this has been uploaded. Then follow steps 4 – 6 for the SQL database, just ensure that you chose the *.sql file

Once these have been restored refresh your website and you should see the restored version of the site. If not you will need to clear your browser cache.

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