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How to Upload Backups at Hostinger
How to Upload Backups at Hostinger

Uploading your website's backups

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If you have a backup of your website on your local device and wish to transfer it to your hosting plan, follow these steps to upload the files and databases:

File Upload

Choose the most suitable method from the following options based on your requirements:

  • Import Website this option is perfect for a single archive in .tar, tar.gz, or .zip format, with a size below 256 MB. It automatically unpacks the archive in the public_html folder of your domain

  • File Manager with an increased upload limit of 100 GB, use this method for larger files. You will need to manually extract the archive after uploading

  • FTP client is recommended if you want to upload several files, or large archives exceeding 100 GB. Remember to follow your FTP client's instructions for unpacking the archive

  • Using SSH is ideal if your hosting plan is Web Premium or above, for files larger than 100 GB. You will need to unpack the archive after you upload it.

Database Upload

If your website uses a database, you must also upload it to the hosting plan. You have two options:

  • Via phpMyAdmin — this option is suitable for databases up to 256 MB in size

  • Via SSH — it's an excellent option for larger databases when your hosting plan is Web Premium or above

These methods will help you upload your website, whether you have developed it locally or generated your website backup from a different provider.

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