At Hostinger, we provide backups and snapshots of your VPS so you can easily restore your server to a previous state when needed.
How to Manage VPS Backups
Open the VPS dashboard, choose the server, and open the Snapshots & Backups page from the left sidebar:
From there, you can manage the backup options, such as enabling or disabling automatic backups and restoring your VPS from a backup.
Enable or Disable Backups
By default, your VPS is backed up automatically every week. If you want to enable more frequent backups, you can do so by clicking on Upgrade:
Choosing the duration and payment method. Your VPS will start generating backups every day for 7 days.
To change the creation of backups and their frequency, click on Auto-backups settings:
Select Daily (available if purchased), Weekly, or Off to stop backup creation altogether. Once done, click on Save to apply the changes.
Restore the Server From a Backup
To use an available backup to restore your server, find the backup that you wish to restore from on the list and click on Restore:
The list will contain the weekly backup and, if you have daily backups enabled, the backups from one, two, and four days ago. Once you select the preferred backup, your VPS will be locked while restoration is in progress.
Each new weekly backup replaces the previous one so that one weekly backup is available at a time
Daily backups are automatically deleted after 7 days
How to Manage VPS Snapshots
A server snapshot allows you to capture the entire state and data of your VPS at a precise moment. Unlike backups, snapshots must be generated manually, so you have the freedom to create a snapshot whenever needed.
To generate a new snapshot, open the Snapshots & Backups page and click on Create Snapshot:
Once created, the snapshot will be displayed above the backups:
Only one snapshot is stored at a time. If you choose to create a new snapshot, it will overwrite the previous one. You can either use the snapshot to restore your VPS or permanently delete it if you no longer need it. Snapshots are automatically deleted after 20 days.
After restoring your server from a backup or snapshot, it will be brought back to the state it was at the moment of backup/snapshot creation, reverting any changes made afterward
Downloading backups or snapshots directly is not supported - to download files from your VPS to your local device, use FTP