How to manually restore WordPress using cPanel

Tips and Guides/ 26th Oct 2016/Will Cook-Martin

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Last week we discussed how to manually backup WordPress using cPanel.

Today I’ll show you how to manually restore WordPress using the cPanel backup we created.

1
Login to your cPanel account

Navigate to your login page for cPanel. This is normally your domain name or IP address followed by /cpanel

e.g. http://yourdomainname.com/cpanel

login_cpanel

2

Under the files section, click on the backup Wizard Icon

cpanel_backup_wizard

3

Click on the “Restore” button to start the restore process.

cpanel_restore_wizard

4

On the select restore type page, click on the “Home Directory” button

cpanel_restore_wizard_type

5

Click the “Choose File” link, locate the .gz home directory backup and then click the “Upload” button

cpanel_restore_wizard_home_directory

6

Now that we’ve restored the file data, we can now restore the database.

Click on the “Restore” button again.

cpanel_restore_wizard

7

On the select restore type page, click on the “MySQL Databases” button

cpanel_restore_wizard_type

8

Click the “Choose File” link, locate the .sql.gz database backup and then click the “Upload” button

cpanel_restore_wizard_mysql

Summary

If you’ve followed the guide in full, you’ll now understand how to manually restore WordPress using cPanel, from an existing backup.

If you are currently a Clook customer, we also automatically backup your site daily and retain a weekly and monthly copy.

If you have any questions, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Will's our technical sales guy from the hills of Rossendale. A follower of Stoke City, father to Eddie, husband to Catherine and a fan of gadgets - oh and he's recently mastered the art of really slow DIY.
We have a very strong team here at Clook and we build on everyone's strengths and weaknesses, you have to be able to make a good brew too!

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