Have you ever accidentally deleted a file for one of your websites? Or perhaps an update to your content manager broke your website, only to find out you don’t have a backup of your website available. With one awesome feature we’ve recently released for our free web hosting you’ll never have to worry about this again! This feature is the ability to restore your websites or databases from our granular restore points. We create backups of our servers twice a day, from which you’ll be able to restore just a single file, an entire directory, or any one of your database with ease.
To restore your files or directories, you will need to access your cPanel account. Under the Files category, select the “R1Soft Restore Backups” icon. On the following page, you will be able to select a date to restore your files and databases from.
Restoring a File or Directory
Once you have found the date you would like to restore your files from, look for the small file icon on the right side of the screen. If you hover over the icon, you will see “Browse” appear by your cursor. After clicking on this icon, a pop up will appear on screen with a list of directories and files.
You will need to navigate through your directories to find any specific files that you would like to restore. At the top of the pop up, you’ll see an empty field next to Location. If you know the exact location of your file or directory, you can type it in here and it’ll load it up automatically. Once you’ve found the files or directories that you would like to restore, tick off the box to the left of each one. You can restore more than one file/directory at once, so long as they’re all on the same page.
After you have ticked off each file or directory that you would like to restore, you will need to click on the Restore Selected button at the top of the pop up. An additional pop up will appear warning you that restoring those files will overwrite any existing file. If this is okay with you, you can proceed with the restoration.
Once you’ve started the restoration process, you will see a new pop up with information about the restoration process. Here you will see if any files fail to restore, an ETA until the process is complete, and how many files are being restored. After the restoration is complete, you can click on “Okay” and your files will have been restored!
Restoring a Database
Once you have found the date you would like to restore your files from, look for the small icon with the magnifying glass. You will find this icon to the right of the “file” icon, and if you hover over it you will see “Browse Databases” appear by your mouse cursor.
After clicking on the icon, a popup will appear with Databases top directory with a + next to it. Select the + to expand the view and list all of the databases on your web hosting account. Tick off the box next to each of the databases you would like to restore. After you’ve ticked off the databases, click on the Restore Selected button at the top of the pop up.
A new pop up will appear after you’ve started the restoration process of your database showing the status of the restoration process. Here you will be able to see if any database fails to restore, or has any errors during the process, and you’ll be updated once the process is complete. Please note: database restorations take time, depending on the size of the database. If you’re restoring a medium to large size database, please allow a few hours for the restoration process to complete.
Now you’ll be able to restore any file, directory, or database with your free web hosting account with x10Hosting. Be sure you are following our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date with the latest in webmaster tips, updates for web software, everything x10Hosting, and more!