How to Restore a Softaculous Backup

To restore your website from a Softaculous backup, please follow these steps:


Step 1 : Log into your cPanel.

Step 2 : Under the Software/Services section, Click the Softaculous button.

Step 3 : Click the Backup/Restore link.

Step 4 : On this page you will see a list of all available backups.

Step 5 : Find the one which you want to restore, click the Restore icon to the far right (which looks like an arrow pointing to the left).

Step 6 : On the next page, select whether you would like to restore either or both your website files and your website database.

Step 7 : Finally, click on the Restore Installation button to complete the process.

Note : Please do not close or refresh your browser tab until the restoration process is finished.

When process has finished, you will see a message stating

“Your backup has been restored successfully.”

You have fully restored your website from your Softaculous backup.

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How to Backup your site with Softaculous

To Backup your site with Softaculous

                     Softaculous is widely used in the Web Hosting industry and it has helped millions of users install applications by the click of a button. Softaculous Auto Installer easily integrates into leading Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, InterWorx, H-Sphere.




The website you want softaculous to always backup must have been installed previously by Softaculous.

In this article, Hostdens will walk us through the process of taking backups of websites. Follow the steps and back up your site. 

Step 1 : Login to cPane.

Step 2 : In Software/Services Section, click on Softaculous link.

Step 3 : Then click on All installation menu icon.

Step 4 : In the option column, click the backup icon.

Step 5 : Under Backup Installation, check either or both boxes to the right of Backup Directory and Backup Database.

Step 6 : Click the Backup Installation button at the bottom of the page.

In few seconds, When the backup is completed, you’ll see the following message:

The backup was created successfully.




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How to Back Up Your Website Using Plesk

To Back Up a Site in Plesk 12.X


Backing up your web hosting account is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself when the worst might happen. In this article Hostdens will give you how you can easily Back Up Your Website Using Plesk. Follow the steps and back up your website.

Step 1 : Log in to the Control Panel.

Step 2 : Choose correct domain and click the domain.

Step 3 : Select the Websites & Domains tab.

Step 4 : Then, Select the Backup Manager.

Step 5 : Select Back Up.

Step 6 : Select where you want to store the backup: either Server Repository or Personal FTP Repository.

Step 7 : Enter your Email if you want an email once it completes.

Step 8 : Under the Backup Settings section select the Domain configuration and content.

Step 9 : DO NOT select the Suspend domain until backup task is completed. Should the backup fail, your domain would remain suspended and inaccessible to your website viewers.

The backup is completed you can download it.


***** Follow the steps for download backup.

Step 1 : Go to main backup screen.

Step 2 : Click on the Green Circle/Arrow icon on the right side of the backup listing.







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How to setup Backup & Migrate Module on Drupal

Setup Backup & Migrate Module

Backup and Migrate makes the task of backing up your Drupal database and migrating data from one Drupal install to another easier. It provides a function to backup the entire database to file or download, and to restore from a previous backup. You can also schedule the backup operation. Compression of backup files is also supported. The database backup files created with this module can be imported into this or any other Drupal installation with the restore feature, or you can use a database tool such as phpMyAdmin.

Migrate Module

Add private file system path

1) Navigate to Backup and Migrate

Configuration » System » Backup and Migrate

2) Click on the link file system settings

3) Enter a path to the directory where you are saving the private files.


4) Save configuration


Backup database in local folder

You can download the current Drupal Site to your local folder.

1) Select the configuration

2) Click on Backup now button
The download will start instantly.


Backup to Server

You can save the current Drupal Install to the server itself

1) Select the configuration

2) Click on Backup now button
An archived file will be saved in the server.

(You can see the saved backups under SAVED BACKUP tab)


Restore from a Backup & Migrate Archive from your local folder on Drupal

1) Go to Restore tab

2) Select the radio button Restore from an uploaded file

3) Click Choose File button

4) Select the compressed file

5) Click on Restore now button
The Drupal site will be restored


Restore a Drupal site from a Saved backup (saved in server) on Drupal

1) Go to Restore tab

2) Select the radio button Restore from saved backup

3) Select a archive which you want to restore

4) Click on Restore now button.
The database will be restored


Setup Automatic Scheduled Backups

1) Got to Schedules tab

2) Click the link Add Schedule button

3) You will be taken to the schedule configuration page.

4) Rename the schedule

5) Select Backup Source as Default Database

6) Select Enabled check box

7) Select the radio button Run using Drupal’s cron

8) Select to backup either every hour or daily or weekly

9) Select the whether to delete old backup file during the current schedule process

10) Click on Save Schedule button.

11) You can see the saved schedule under Schedules tab

12) You can also edit settings for a particular schedule by using the edit button.


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How to Back Up Your Drupal Website


Back Up Your Drupal Website

 Drupal Website backing up involves backing up both the site’s database and its files. Just for taking file backup doesn’t help. Always take database and files backup whenever you take Drupal Website backup.




Step 1. To Back Up Your Files

1) Download all files pertaining to your Drupal website using an FTP client.

2) The illustration below shows a Drupal website installed in a sub-directory called “drupal” 

2) The FTP client FileZilla is used to download the files.


Step 2. To Back Up Your Database

1) Log in to your hosting account’s cPanel

2) Click on “phpMyAdmin” in the Databases section

3) Then click on Databases

4) Select your Drupal website’s database

5) Then click Export

6) In the following page, click Go

7) Save the file to your desired location.





Congratulations! You have now backed up your Drupal website.

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