How To Manually Restore Your Website – vikramnvp11

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How to manually restore your website.

Manual Restore:


This solution is purely for those websites which are affected by virus or a sudden website crash or some critical problem showing up in your website.

I strongly recommend that you should know how to back up and restore your website manually.

Topics Covered:

  • Manual restore of database.
  • Manual restore of Website.
  • Manually configuring your database Connection.

In the step one we will manually restore our database.

  • Login into your cpanel account. Under databases, select phpMyAdmin.
  • Now click on launch phpmyadmin.
  • To know which one is your database, just have a look at your back file.
  • Now click on the database to see its structure.
  • Now in structure tab tick mark on check all, to select all of your database tables,
  • And in the drop down menu choose drop command.
  • Make sure the foreign key checks is tick marked and click on yes button.
  • By the time you press yes, all the tables of your database is gone.
  • Now to restore, select import option.
  • And click on choose file.
  • For database you should only upload .sql extention file and not any other types like winzip or winrar file. 
  • Am i clear to you?
  • Now leave rest of the settings as it is  and click on go button.
  • It will take few seconds to import depending on the size of your database.
  • Once it is done you will get a message saying import has been successfully finished.
  • Now click on your database to see the structure.
  • You can see your tables back. 

In the step two we will manually restore our website.

  • Under files choose file manager.
  • Select launch file manager.
  • Now choose the site which you want to restore, when you have multiple site. 
  • Select all the files in deployed folder and delete them.
  • Click yes to delete.
  • Boom all files have gone.
  • Now, either you can upload your back up file in file manager itself or you can use fileZilla software.
  • I am using filezilla software.
  • Open your fileZilla. Upload the back up file. 
  • Now establish a connection between fileZilla and the server.
  • Once you get directory listing, navigate to the folder where you want to deploy your files.
  • Now drag and drop your backup file into empty directory listing.
  • It will take some time to transfer the file. 
  • If you have fileZilla connecting issues then watch my filezilla connecting video. video available below.
  • Once the file transfer finished go back to the cpanel file manager.
  • See we have our zip file. select the zip file and click on extract archive.
  • Select yes to extract.
  • It will take some time to extract the zip file. 
  • Next you receive extraction completed successfully message.
  • Close the message.
  • Boom you could now see your website files back. 
  • We have restored our database and website file right? now check live status of the website.
  • Oh no you are getting this establishing a database connection error.
  • OK now we will look at this problem before that delete any existing zip files in your deployed folder.

In step three we will configure database connection.

  • Under databases go to MySQL  users.
  • Note the Username and password.
  • After that in file manager look for wp-config.php file. 
  • Double click on this file to open.
  • Copy the MySQL username and paste it in define db user statement.
  • Copy the MySQL user password and paste it in define db password statement.
  • To know your database name go to phpmyadmin.
  • Click on your database. copy the databases name 
  • And paste it in define db name statement.
  • Usually db name and db username will be same. In some cases it might deffer.
  • Click on the save button.
  • Once the wp-config.php file saved,  go back to this error page and click on the reload button.
  • boom there you will have your live site back online. 

For Better Understanding watch the video below:

https://youtu.be/5TvUJQMsfS4

How to manually restore your website

FileZilla status directory listing of successful remote site empty


FileZilla status directory listing of successful remote site empty

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