Backup or restore your website with Bluehost

Backup or Restore your website with Bluehost Hosting

To backup or restore your website with Bluehost Hosting you can use the Site Backup Pro tool, located within the File Management category of your cPanel of BluehostSite Backup Pro is a powerful solution for backing up multiple websites or web services including all their files and MySQL/PostgreSQL databases.

    1. Login to your Bluehost account.
    2. Open the Site Backup Pro tool, located in the Files section.
  1. Choose if you would like to Browse, Download or Restore the files in the backup.
    • For Downloading a backup there will be a prompt to choose a date. Use the drop-down menu to select the appropriate date of the backup you wish to use. Next choose the type of compressed file you would like to download, this could be a .tar or .zip file.
       Read:FREE domain name and email with Bluehost Web Hosting

      If you are unsure which format to download choose .zip as all modern Operating Systems are able to open a .zip file.








    • For Browsing the files there is a drop-down menu in the top right hand corner that allows you to select the date of the backup.
      This feature is only available when Site Backup Pro is purchased.
    • With Restoring files, a pop-up menu will ask to choose which backup date to restore from.

This is the same process for the Home Directory option in Site Backup Pro.

These backups act as a great safety net for your website, but still Bluehost recommends that you perform your own site data and file backups and store copies of these at a different, safe place away from the Bluehost server in order to achieve 100% complete safety against data loss.

Basically, Site Backup Pro can work with practically any website. It doesn’t matter what type of site you have: with static pages, CMS based, or created in some framework (such as Ruby On Rails).

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