First of all, let’s know about Softaculous. Softaculous is an Auto Application Installer that can easily install Web Applications with different Script and PHP classes in one click.
It is one of the most widely used applications in the web hosting industry and is used to install web portals such as eCommerce solution, CMS (content management system), social networking, ads management, blog, project management, forum, and many more.
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How to take backup using Softaculous:
If you want to take a backup of your WordPress website, you can easily take a full backup of your website by following the steps below.
(Note: This application may not be in the cPanel of all hosting providers. In that case, you can contact your hosting provider.)
First, log in to your cPanel.
Then click on WordPress Manager by IT Nut Hosting from the Software section.
Now you can see the list of all the websites installed in your hosting. If you do not see it, you can make show the list by clicking on Scan.
Click on the down arrow from the right side of your selected website and then click the Backup button below.
After clicking on Backup, select the backup location of your choice as shown in the screenshot below and click on Backup Installation.
Then a Backup of your Website will be created in Softaculous. You can restore your website from this Backups page at any time and make it live again as before.
You can save this backup file from the Backup and Restore page to your computer’s drive or to any cloud storage such as Google Drive.
How to restore Softaculous Backup to another domain:
Usually, if you take a backup from Softaculous, the backup is taken from the website or the domain link, the backup can only be restored to that domain. However, you can also manually restore other domains by following the steps below.
To do this, first, log in to your Hosting’s cPanel.
Then open the root directory of the domain in which you want to restore the backup file and upload your downloaded backup file here and extract it.
Then right-click and view the wpconfig.php file.
Copy your previous database name, user name, and password here.
Now go to cPanel’s MySQL Database and create a database with the same database, user name, and password.
Then give all the permissions of the database to the user.
Now download the file named sftsql.sql from the Root Directory of the Domain.
Open sftsql.sql with Notepad ++. And replace your previous domain name with a new domain name.
Then save the file and go to phpMyAdmin and upload it with the import option of the newly created database and click on the Go button. All your data will be uploaded.
Then delete the files shown in the screenshot below from the root directory of the domain.
Now come back to Softaculous and click on Scan. Here will show the domain to restore your backup. You can log in to your website directly from here.
This way you can manually restore your Softaculous backup file and restore data from one website to another.