Tag Archives: Restore

How to backup and restore your WordPress site with Plesk

In this podcast I’ll show you how to backup and restore your website with Plesk 11.5.

Backup and Restore in Plesk can be very easy and straightforward – and it’s fantastic when it works. There are cases though when it does not, so here are few things to keep in mind.

  • Automatic backups may fill up your disk space if they’re not automatically deleted.
  • Email notifications may arrive with delay. If you have the time, use the “refresh”option in Plesk and keep an eye on it yourself.
  • FTP backups to other servers can be very temperamental. Anything over 1GB in size may time out on its way to the FTP server, in which case you’ll get an error message and a local backup only. I did not cover FTP backups in this podcast.

As you can imagine, we’ve only scratched the surface of this feature. Feel free to ask questions below, or check out the Plesk Documentation here:

How to restore WordPress to a different domain

In this podcast I will show you how to restore a WordPress site that we’ve backed up in the previous show. In particular, we will restore a remote website to our local system first, and because it’s a rather tricky process we’ll also install it on another remote host.

For both examples the domain will change, and for WordPress to work correctly after the migration we need to tweak a few values (both in the wp-config.php file and in the database).

All will be revealed in these exciting 30 minutes – enjoy!