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Written August 2020

YOU DO THIS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.  IF YOU HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, CONTACT SITEGROUND OR YOUR WEB-HOST PROVIDER TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS.   NOT FOR NOVICES.

Full tutorial here: https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/cpanel/cpanel/backup-restore-tool/

YOU WILL RESTORE TWO THINGS WHEN RESTORING A WEBSITE

  1. Its FILES
  2. Its DATABASE

LET’S WORK OUT WHERE THESE THINGS ARE KEPT FIRST

  • Log into Siteground
  • Go to cPanel
  • Click Addon Domains
  • Go to the website you want to restore
  1. the Files
  • First of all, note the path where you files are kept
  • Something like public_html/mywebsite.net   (starts with public_html)
  • If you are unsure – ask your webhost to help you.   This is important.  Don’t get it wrong.
  1. the Database
  • Find the wp-config.php file for that website
  • Open it and find the name of your database – keep a note of it.   Mine looks something like “bradford92_pw792
  • If you are unsure – ask your webhost to help you.   This is important.  Don’t get it wrong.

NOW IT IS TIME TO RESTORE

RESTORE FILES FIRST

  • Go to cPanel>Backup Tool
  • Select the date (and then You have to select the date and then to click on the date and the hour shown)
  • The right handside will NO LONGER be greyed out; SELECT FILES
  • Select public_html
  • Then select your website – in my example: mywebsite.net
  • Click restore
  • Take seconds to restore the file

RESTORE DATABASE SECOND

Similar to above process

  • Go to cPanel>Backup Tool
  • Select the date (and then You have to select the date and then to click on the date and the hour shown)
  • The right handside will NO LONGER be greyed out; SELECT DATABASE
  • Select your database – will have mysql infront of it – so mine is mysql: bradford92_pw792
  • Click restore
  • Takes several minutes unlike the files

And that’s it you are done…

  • Log into Siteground > then to Control Panel
  • Scroll to bottom of Control Panel and select WHM
  • Or alternatively type WHM into the search box
  • Click Server status > Service status
  • The percentage figure shows you how much is in use whilst the bit in brackets is the actual amount.
  • Log into Siteground
  • Click on Control Panel
  • In the search box on the left, type “PHP”
  • Select “PHP version manager”
  • Select the folder that represents the website you want to upgrade
  • Select the PHP version number you want (choose Managed PHP version if you want Siteground to manage updates in the future) or choose the one you want.   Remember, the latest one might not be totally stable, so some go for the version below the latest one or select ‘Managed PHP version’)
  • Click Save – this is important
  • Then Go Back > Go Back > And you are done.

 

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