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Website Backups

Beginning in Spring 2021, Internet Ministries is pleased to offer free incremental backups for all hosted websites on the Liquid Web Cloud Servers platform. If your website is hosted with us but are not yet on this new hosting platform, please contact us ([email protected]) and we will migrate your site to our new server to take advantage of these incremental backups and other new features! Previously hosted websites were on a monthly backup schedule.

Restoring from a Backup

Please contact us ([email protected]) if you need to restore your website from a backup. The incremental backups run daily, weekly, and monthly, and we will do our best to pull the data or files for you from the most relevant backup.

Manually Backing Up a Site

Through cPanel, you also have the ability to manually back up your website. Once logged into cPanel, click on the button labeled "Backup". On this page, you will be able to download both your website files and the database separately.

1) Files: Click on "Download a Full Account Backup" under the heading "Full Backup"

2) Database: Click on the name of your database under "Download a MySQL Database Backup"

 

We recommend performing this backup periodically, at least a couple times each year as well as before undertaking any major work on your website, such as a version upgrade. The Department of Internet Ministries maintains backups of the sites we host, but it is always a good idea to keep your own backups as well.