How to Back Up a Website

You can back up the data for each of the websites in your WatchTowerHQ account as long as they aren't behind a password protected entity (such as Wix or Squarespace) and they're not set up with higher level security SSH keys.

How to Backup Your Websites

On the Websites page, click on the pencil icon for the site that you'd like to back up.
At the bottom of the form, notice the Backups slider. You'll need to toggle this to "on" in order to access the backup settings
Notice that the Backups tab pops up once the slider is set to on. Click on the Backups tab to set up FTP information.
Next you'll need to to flip the FTP/SFTP slider to "on" and fill in the website's connection details:
  • Connection Type
    • Select whether or not your connection type will be FTP or SFTP. here
  • SSL
    • Let WatchTowerHQ know whether or not this will be an SSL connection. Some web hosts do not support this option, so it's important to check this information beforehand.
  • Host 
    • Refers to the website's IP address, which can be found on the hosting account (e.g., GoDaddy, Bluehost, etc.).
  • Username & Password 
    • The credentials that correspond to your site's hosting account.
  • File Path 
    • Indicates where you'd like the initial file path to start (or the root) in your website's file system.

Once done, be sure to save your changes using the "+ Save Changes" button.

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