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Restore WordPress Backup using Softaculous – cPanel

Learn How to Restore WordPress Backup using Softaculous in cPanel. Softaculous has the option to Restore your Installations. This feature is helpful since it allows you to restore your full website backup, including your database.


Video tutorial – Restore WordPress Backup using Softaculous – cPanel


Step-by-step tutorial – Restore WordPress Backup using Softaculous – cPanel

  1. Softaculous Apps Installer

    Login to cPanel.
    Tutorial: login from the Client Area or the direct link.

    Find the Software section and click the Softaculous Apps Installer link.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup restore

  2. Softaculous dashboard

    Click the Backups blue button.
    or
    Click the fifth icon Backups and Restore in the top Task Bar.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup restore

  3. Restore WordPress

    Click the Restore button of the Backup that you want to restore.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup restore

  4. Restoring WordPress

    Restore directory
    The backup file includes the website files and the database, so leave it checked. 
    If you want to restore only the database make sure that this box is not checked.
    Delete existing files/folders
    When you restore website files any existing files are overwritten
    But what happens if there are new files on the live website that don’t exist in the backup?
    By default, the new files are kept.
    If in doubt, leave the box unchecked
    However, if you are restoring a website because it has been compromised then you always want to enable this option.
    Doing so ensures that any malicious files added since you made the backup are removed.

    Restore database
    When you restore the database any content changes are made since the backup data are lost.
    You can exclude the database from the restore, and often it is fine to do so.
    If you are restoring a website to fix an error then you may want to uncheck the restore database option.
    There is a good chance that restoring only the website files solves the issue.
    And if it doesn’t then you can always go back and restore the database.
    Click the Restore Installation button.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup restore

  5. Backup Restoring Process

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup restore

  6. Wait for the success message.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup restore

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