How to restore backup of PHPFox Neutron

Step-by-step guide on how to restore a full backup of your PHPFox Neutron website

To restore a PHPFox Neutron backup of your website, you will need two things – the files of the PHPFox Neutron installation and the database that you were using for it.


In order to Restore your PHPFox Neutron data you will need to:

Step 1 Restore Files

You need to move the backup of your PHPFox Neutron files to the exact location, where you wish to restore it. This can be achieved with the use of your favorite FTP client or directly via the File Manager service within your cPanel account. Choose carefully the directory, where you would like your PHPFox website to appear and make sure that you have removed all previous contents located there.


Step 2 Restore Database

It is important to have an empty database that will be used to restore the backup of the one you were using.


MySQL Configuration

You can create a new database and a user assigned to it via cPanel. Simply follow our MySQL Wizard tutorial for information on that.


Then, you need to log into your cPanel account. Locate the Database section and then click on the phpMyAdmin service.


Access phpMyAdmin via cPanel


Select the newly created database.


Select Database via phpMyAdmin


Click on the Import button at the top menu.


Select Import button in phpMyAdmin


Select the backup dump file from your personal computer and then hit the Go button to initiate the import.


Import Database via phpMyAdmin


Step 3 Link the Files and the Database

By completing both of the previous steps, you now have a location on your account, which contains all of the files and folders of your PHPFox Neutron website. You also have a database, which contains the backup of your PHPFox Neutron database. Now, it is time to configure them. You simply need to edit the the configuration file of your application and enter your new database details


Configuration File

To locate the name of your database, you can review the main PHPFox configuration file.