How to Restore a Backup of your PHPFox

Updated on Dec 18, 2015

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


Step 1 Restore files

You need to restore the backup of your PHPFox 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 remove any 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 feature.


Access phpMyAdmin via cPanel


Select the newly created database.


Select PHPFox database via phpMyAdmin


Click on the Import button at the top menu.


Import a dump backup via phpMyAdmin


Select the backup dump file from your personal computer and then click on the Go button to import it.


Upload and import database backup via phpMyAdmin


Step 3 Link files and database

By completing both of the steps above, you will have a location on your account, which contains all of the files and folders of your PHPFox website. You will also have a database, which contains the backup of your PHPFox database. Now, it is time to configure them both together.


PHPFox configuration file.

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


You can edit the file and enter the details for your new database, user and password, using your favorite FTP client or directly via the File Manager service within your cPanel account.

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