How to manually restore WordPress using cPanel

WordPress/ 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.

Did you know…

At Clook, one of our specialisms is providing WordPress hosting, if you’d like to find out more, please get in touch with us.

Will’s our technical sales guy from the hills of Rossendale. In his spare time he can be found designing and building websites, or doing a spot of 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!

Chris James

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