How to restore a full backup of Cinematico

Updated on Dec 10, 2015

A restore of a Cinematico website may be required if something went wrong on your website and you need to restore it to an operational state again. This process is easy and the first thing you need to consider is the location, where you wish to restore your website.


Step 1 Upload backup

Let us say that your domain is called If you would like your website to be accessible directly via this domain, you will have to upload all of the files and folders of your Cinematico backup directly within the public_html/ directory of your account.


However, if you would like to restore your website in a subfolder, such as, this means that you need to create a “video” folder within the public_html/ directory of your account and then upload the contents of your Cinematico backup in it.


Upload Files

There are two ways of editing your files to the server - using an FTP client, following our FTP tutorial, or directly through your cPanel account > File Manager, following our cPanel tutorial.


Step 2 Edit configuration file

If you are restoring your website at the same location, where you had it installed at first, you may not have to make any additional changes. However, if you are changing the location of your website, you will have to edit the configuration file of Cinematico to reflect the changes.


Configuration file

If you need to make any system changes on your Cinematico website, you need to edit the Cinematico configuration file. It contains valuable information for the setup of your website and you can review our tutorial on how to locate and edit Cinematico configuration file.


Open up the configuration file and locate the $site_url variable. It will specify the actual domain that you were using at the time when you generated the backup. Edit that to reflect your new domain or URL.


$site_url = "";


Then simply save the file and access your website from the new URL.

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