Plesk 8.0

March 14, 2011 / Control Panels

What is Plesk?

It is a web server administration control panel. Highly recommended for Windows web hosting to cope the website management. It is well similar to cPanel, Ensim, and others. For instance, you can manage Windows server administration with the help of Plesk such set up new websites, email accounts, and DNS entries via a web-based interface. Similar to cPanel, Plesk is also easy to use so there is matter if you don’t have administration skills.

How to backup and restore files in Plesk 8

  1. Log in to Plesk 8 >> (Now we assume already logged in to Plesk Panel)
    Now let’s learn how to back up and restore files.
  2. Click on the Backup Icon >> You will see the main backup page where you can create immediate backups, restore files, or schedule backups to occur at the last time.
    Let’s learn how to schedule backups.
  3. Click on scheduled backup icon >> Now will see the main page of scheduled backup >>
  4. Task >> Back Time >> Enter the time of day you want the backup to go on >>
  5. Backup period >> Choose how often (frequently or period the backup is to go on) >> Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.
  6. Number of backup files recorded in repository >> Ex. 1000
  7. Add prefix to backup file names >> Ex. backup
  8. Send notification on errors if any happen during backup to email >> Enter an email address to for backup notifications.
  9. Click on the OK button when finished >> Still you are not quite finished  >> Go back into scheduled backup.
  10. You must enable the scheduled backup by clicking on Enable button >> That’s it. Backups will scheduled to happen at the given details.
    Let’s return to the backup manager.
  11. To make an immediate backup of your account click on the Backup Now button >> Now you will see the backup information page where you get the details of >> Backup file name >> Comments
  12. Click on the Backup Now button >> You will see the progress of domain backup >> When the backup is finished. Click on the OK button >>  The backup of your account will be listed there.
  13. To download the backup on your personal computer >> Scroll Right  >> Click on the download icon >> Save the file >> Backup will saved on you computer.
  14. To restore a previously made backup. Simply click on the appropriate backup >> If the backup you want to restore is located on your computer >> Click on Add new file icon to upload it first
  15. To return to the Plesk homepage >> Click on the Home icon (Left side below the General option)