In this KB article, you will learn about the restoration process of an application. Once you have configured the backup for your server and the first backup has been taken, you can easily restore your web application (i.e., web files and database).

How to Restore the Application

Here are a few simple steps to do a point in time restore of the application.

Step# 1

Log in to Cloudways Platform, and click on the Servers option from the top menu bar. Now, select your target server on which your target application is deployed (the one you want to restore), click on the www icon and select your target application.

Step# 2

Next, click on the Restore option from the left menu bar, choose from the available Restore Points, and hit Restore Application Now.


The Time Zone of restore points is UTC – Coordinated Universal Time.

Also, make sure that you have sufficient disk space before proceeding with the Restore operation. We recommend at least 2.5x space for Application data. For instance, if your current Application data is 100 MB, we recommend you have at least 250 MB of free disk space for the Restore operation. Click Here to learn how to monitor the disk usage of the server.

The total restore time will be dependent on the size of the application data. You will also get a confirmation message once the restore process is completed.


Please note that backup is done for all the applications collectively, but a restore operation is performed individually on an application.

That’s it! We hope this article was helpful. If you need any help, then feel free to search your query on Cloudways Support Center or contact us via chat (Need a Hand > Send us a Message). Alternatively, you can also create a support ticket.

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