Restore a full website, including all files and databases, with one click

We’ve added a feature that allows you to do a complete “one-click” restore of your site from the control panel. The restore includes all website files, databases, and PHP settings at once, giving you a way to quickly “rollback” a site without needing to use extra tools like FTP or phpMyAdmin.

The backups page in our support section has more details.

Backups now easily accessible

As you may know, we perform nightly backups of each Web hosting customer’s data, including your Web site, databases, log files, and any e-mail stored on our servers. Until recently, however, you usually needed to write to our support team if you wanted to get something restored.

We’re pleased to announce that we have recently made it easier for you to access your backups. Now you can easily browse through all the backups available for your site and retrieve any files using a simple FTP or SSH connection. In addition, our control panel lets you quickly see exactly which backup sets are available.

See our support page for full details.

New “Backups” page available in control panel

As you probably know, we back up all of our servers every night. Our goal is to keep at least seven days of backups available, with additional older backups available where possible.

We’ve added a new page to our control panel showing the backups available for each account. To see it, just login to the control panel, then click Backups.

We make backups so that we can recover from unexpected occurrences such as data erasure or server failures. Of course, we also make the backups available to customers, because they can be a real life-saver when you need one. However, we want to remind customers that they should also make their own backups, especially if you need a different backup frequency or retention policy. Our Web page describing our backup system and policies has more details.