Option 1 - Restore the site for a certain date in the active hosting account

If you want to "roll back" a site to a specific date, a complete list of actions will look like this:

  1. Save a backup copy for the desired date.
  2. If the backup contains data from several of your sites (hosting was purchased after September 2018), unzip the archive with the files on your computer. After that, open the folder domains/domain.com/public_html, where domain.com is the name of your domain, and save the contents of this folder to a separate archive. Further, we will work with it.
  3. Delete all files in the hosting account. You can do this through the File Manager, or by connecting via SSH.
  4. If the site has used a database (it is necessary for the work of such popular CMS like WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart), then empty your MySQL Database.
  5. Upload the backup file with File Manager or FileZilla.
  6. If the site has used a database, then import the database using phpMyAdmin.

Done, your site has been successfully restored! To see the changes, you may need to clear the browser cache and local DNS cache.

Option 2 - Restore to a new hosting account

If the old account is no longer active, but you have backups, the list of actions for you will look like this:

  1. Activate a new hosting plan.
  2. Upload the backup file with File Manager or FileZilla.
  3. If the site has used a database (it is necessary for the work of such popular CMS like WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart), then create a new database and import a copy of the database from the backup. After that, you will only need to connect the database in the configuration file of your site. If the site displays an "Error establishing database connection", make sure to check this article.

Done, your site has been successfully restored! To see the changes, you may need to clear the browser cache and local DNS cache.

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