Backup

I've built backup and restore facilities for all the websites I've built.

If you want to store data, such as the stock for your online shop, then I'll back that data up every night. If you need to restore the data it will be available as soon as you contact me.

You won't have to worry about keeping a backup yourself.

remember special occasions with anniversary or birthday reminders

remind yourself & others about appointments, renewals & things to-do

be reminded anywhere with text message reminders & email reminders

plan ahead or manage tasks using a reminder calendar & day planners

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Even on the Internet, bad things can happen to good people. This is why we keep reminding you to back up your websites. We have written about different methods to backup such as: manual backup, BackupBuddy, BackWPup, and VaultPress. Now that you have a backup, you need to know how to use it in case of emergencies. In this guide, we will show you step by step guide on how to restore from backup. You will need to restore in case a disaster strikes your website such as getting hacked or infected by malware, loss of data, cancellation of services by web host, etc. Understanding backups and restoring Restoring using BackupBuddy backup file Restoring database backup using phpMyAdmin Restoring database backup using cPanel Manually restoring files using FTP Troubleshooting Backup Restore Issues Things to do after restoring your site Note: This guide is for restoring from backup. If you are trying to move your website to a new domain, then you should check out our guide on moving to a new domain without losing SEO. If you are trying to move from local host to a live web hosting account, then follow this guide on how to move from local server to live site. Understanding Backups and Restoring There are different ways to create backups. You can use plugins to create database backups or full site backups. You can also create manual backups. Restoring from those backups depends on how you created them. For example backups created using BakupBuddy can be restored by using the same plugin. Manual backups need to be manually restored. A lot of users don’t backup their entire websites, instead they only back up their theme, uploads directory, and their database. This reduces their backup size, but increases the steps needed to restore the site. No matter how created your back up, the basic steps are the same. First you need to clean your files. The best way to do this is delete everything from your web server using an FTP client. Next, you need to restore the database, install fresh copy of and the plugins you had, then lastly restore your theme and images. Restoring from BackupBuddy Backup File BackupBuddy offers a very convenient way to restore from a backup. If you are using BackupBuddy to backup your website then login to your website and go to BackupBuddy » Restore/Migrate. Download a copy of importbuddy.php. You will be asked to provide a password for importbuddy. This password will be used when you restore your website. Download a copy of your backup. You can download it from BackupBuddy » Backups or the destination that you used to store your backups. Once you have the backup zip file and importbuddy.php stored on your computer, connect to your website using FTP. If you have a complete backup of your website, then delete all files and folders from your server. However, if you have a partial backup then you may want to first download the files that you haven’t backed up. For example, files in your /wp-content/uploads and /wp-content/themes directory. Once you are sure that you have everything backed up, proceed deleting all files and folder from your website’s root directory.