How to Restore a Database

Websites used to be very different in the past. They consisted primarily of simple HTML documents that made use of strikingly colorful backgrounds and low-resolution GIF animations. Today, we refer to these pages as “static” because they stay the same until a webmaster changes the code manually.

We don’t really see these websites anymore. Even if you plan to launch something simple like a personal blog, you are much more likely to create it using WordPress rather than write the HTML code by hand. With WordPress, you no longer have a collection of static HTML documents. Instead, you have an application that runs on the server and uses a database to deliver the correct content to the correct user.

The performance of the entire website is dependent on the health of its databases, which is why many web hosts will give you tools for managing and controlling them. The most important ones are those that can ensure that your data can be restored should the worst happen.


Restoring databases in SPanel

From a cyberattack to a buggy plugin, there are a number of things that could cause problems with your databases, which is why it’s important to ensure that the data is reliably backed up and ready to be restored at any time.

SPanel, the all-in-one hosting platform that comes with your Scala Hosting VPS, will create daily backups of your files and databases and will keep them for a week. We also ensured that should you need to use these backups, you don’t need to restore everything. SPanel lets you choose what you want to restore exactly.

To restore a database, log into SPanel’s User Interface and go to Restore Backups. You will see a list of all the available backups arranged in chronological order. Pick a date and click the Browse Databases next to it. SPanel will display a list of the databases that you had in your account on the selected day.

Using the checkboxes, you can select which databases you want to restore. They will automatically appear in the Selected for Restore list on the right, and the Restore Selected button will initiate the process. The time it will take to restore the database depends on their number and size.




Working in the web hosting industry for over 13 years, Rado has inevitably got some insight into the industry. A digital marketer by education, Rado is always putting himself in the client's shoes, trying to see what's best for THEM first. A man of the fine detail, you can often find him spending 10+ minutes wondering over a missing comma or slightly skewed design.

1 Comment

  1. Scala-newby

    November 9, 2020 / 20:29

    Default plan includes one restore point taken some time within the past 24 hours. Or you can visit your client area–>blue “Manage” button to the right side of the screen–>Resources and Options–> backups for plans which include a 3 day backup restoration point, 7 day, or 30 day.

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