Each application in your cPanel allows you to customize your website, empowering it with email capabilities and aliases, giving you access to unlimited storage through an FTP server, and protecting your domain through backups and advanced protective software. If you have any questions, or would like to learn about an application not listed, email Learning Design and Technology.
Backing Up Your Site
To protect your website content, you need to regularly back up your site. There are several ways to back up your content, and we recommend you keep at least three backups. These backups can be stored in places such as on your personal computer’s hard drive, a flash drive, or a CD. Please note that Maryville University pays for monthly backups of your site.
In this section, we’ll discuss:
- Complete Backups to Your Computer
- Partial Backups
- Restoring User Backups
- Restoring Automatic System Backups
Complete Backups to Your Computer
3. Choose Home Directory from the Backup Destination list, and then click Generate Backup. You can have the backup emailed to you once it’s complete. If your website has a lot of content on it, the backup may take a while.
5. From the backup pending page, click Go Back. Your available backups appear. Click a backup to download it. Once downloaded, you can save it to a your computer, a flash drive, email, or CD to make it more secure.
3. Once downloaded, you can save the file to your computer, a flash drive, or CD.
Restoring User Backup
The following steps walk you through accessing a complete and partial backup restorations.
3. Browse your computer for the backup file.
4. Click Upload when you’re ready to restore the backup.
5. Your website is restored.
Content Management System Backups
The following steps walk you through accessing a backup of your CMS application.
Setting Up Automatic Backups
MU Sites has several automatic backups available to you. If you are using a CMS, such as WordPress or Drupal, then it’s configured to automatically back up any time there’s an update to the application. The following steps walk you through setting up an automatic backup of your CMS application.
Restoring Automatic System Backups
The following steps walk you through restoring your backups.
5. Follow on-screen instructions, and then click Restore.
MU Sites does automatic server backups using a software called R1Soft. These backups are stored for 30 days.