How to restore a website?

With WP Umbrella you can restore your backups in just 1-click. This article explains you everything you need to know about the 1-click restoration feature of WP Umbrella. 

To restore a website click on the backup tab of the website you wish to restore. Then select the backup you wish to restore and click on restore website. Alternatively, you can also decide to restore just your database, or just your files.

Of course, you need to have at least one backup if you want to restore your website.

How to Fill In Restoration Settings? 

If you website is down, you will need to add your FTP/MYSQL credentials to WP Umbrella. No worries, this data is fully encrypted. Overall, if you add your FTP/MYSQL, the restoration process will be faster and more reliable. 

To add your FTP/MYSQL credentials, click on restoration settings.

Adding FTP Credentials

Step 1: Define the transfert protocol FTPS or SFTP.

/!\ We do not allow you to restore file using FTP. FTP was not built to be secure. It is generally considered to be an insecure protocol because it relies on clear-text usernames and passwords for authentication and does not use encryption. Data sent via FTP is vulnerable to sniffing, spoofing, and brute force attacks, among other basic attack methods.

Both FTPS and SFTP offer strong protection through authentication options that FTP can’t provide and that's why you can only use FTPS or SFTP if you want to restore a website with WP Umbrella. /!\

Step 2: Define host, port, username and password.

Most of the time, you can find information related to your FTPS/SFTP credentials in your hosting provider cPanel. 

Step 3: Let us know where we should restore your WordPress website.

Last but least, you need to let us know where is the root file or your WordPress website. To do so, click on "Define Path" and select the folder containing wp-admin, wp-includes and wp-content.

It's often inside a folder named www or public or public_html.

Step 4: Test the connection and click on save.

Adding MYSQL Credentials

Step 1: click on import database credentials automatically.

We will import your database credentials automatically from your wp-config.php file. 

Step 2: click on save.

That's it, your website can now be restored flawlessly from the backup tab if needed. 

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