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Backup a database

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

To backup a database in Plesk, you can follow the steps below:

1. Login to Plesk at the URL mentioned in your hosting account information email.
2. If you have logged in as a reseller, select the domain under which the database is created. If you have logged in as the domain admin, please proceed to the next step.
3. Click on the Backup Manager icon (under Files section).
4. Click the Database Backup Repository icon.
5. Click Back Up.
6. Select the database name from the databases drop down, enter the file name for the backup that will be generated and click ok.
7. After the backup is generated, you will get a download option. Simply click that link to download the database backup to your local system.

Restoring a database

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

To restore a database, you can follow the steps below:

1. Login to Plesk at the URL mentioned in your hosting account information email.
2. If you have logged in as a reseller, select the domain under which the database is created. If you have logged in as the domain admin, please proceed to the next step.
3. Click on the Backup Manager icon (under Files section).
4. Click the Database Backup Repository icon.
5. Click Upload Backup File.
6. Select the database name from databases drop down.
7. Click the choose file button to browse to and select a database backup file (.BAK for MSSQL) on your local system and click the OK button.
8. Confirm restore on the next page to proceed.

In case you face any issues restoring the database using this method, upload your backup file to the httpdocs folder and send us your database name, DB username and password to perform the restore for you.

Write permissions in Plesk

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

How do I grant write permissions to a file or folder ?

Use the file manager in your Plesk control panel. Browse to the file or folder you wish to grant write permissions to. Click the lock icon alongside the file or folder and then tick all options for all user one by one. Click ok to save the permissions after changing. The file / folder will now be writeable for your website scripts.

How do I grant Plesk control panel access to clients?

Friday, April 21st, 2006

You can do this by enabling the domain user. Login to Plesk, select the domain name and then click the Domain User icon. Enable this option and set a password. Your client will then be able to login with the domain name as username and password you have set at the Plesk login URL.

I have uploaded my site, but it does not show?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

You need to upload your website files and folders under httpdocs and make sure you place a default file like index.html, index.htm, index.php etc. Also do remove (or replace) the existing index file that is being served as the default page.