If you have just browsed through some guides on how to manage your website, you have surely seen and read people saying that you should always back up your website, and that is true. Not backing up your website is a very bad choice, because if something happens to it, you will lose all the information on it, and you won’t be able to get it back. On the other hand, if you do back up your website, even if you do lose all your information, you will be able to bring it back.
Even if you don’t think anything can happen to your website, it most likely can, and if you put yourself at a great enough risk, even with good protection, bad things might happen to you. That is where backing up will save you.
If you have followed that rule, and backed up your website, and it went down, you need to know how to bring it back up. Here is how you can restore your broken website from a backup.
There are many different ways of creating backups for your website, but no matter which one you used, the first steps you should be following to restore your website are the same. The first you always need to be doing is to clean all your WP files, which means that you should erase everything from your web server, and you can do that by using a FTP client. After you have done that, you need to be restoring the databaseand then install WordPress again and everything you had previously, and then you restore your theme, and then your images.
On the other hand, you can use the BackupBuddy, which provides a very simple way of restoring everything you had on WordPress website from the backed up version. If that is the way you want to restore your website, then you should be doing this.
When you are using the BackupBuddy, the first you need to do in order to restore your website is to log into your website, and then go to the BackupBuddy, then Restore. Then, you should be downloading a copy of ofimportbuddy.php. You can then download a copy of the backed up website.
When you go through these steps, you will need to connect to your website using the FTP. Just like in the previous way, you need to clean your server from all residual files so when you upload the backup, there aren’t any files that are in the way. Then, you need to uploading your backup and the importbuddy.php files. When you do that, go to the importbuddy.php on your browser. After all this has happened, the ImportBuddy will show you the backup you have uploaded for your website.
It’s a simple way of uploading the backup after your website has been downed. There are many different ways you can do this, but these are just some of the simplest ones. And remember; always back up your website so you don’t regret it later!