File Restoration in cPanel v68

By on April 23rd, 2018

File Restoration in cPanel v68

Long awaited in cPanel, there is an option in the cPanel “FILES” section to restore individual files by using the new “File Restoration” option. The cPanel introduce this feature in its latest version v68. The version 68 was released and one of the most exciting new features is restoring individual files from an account backup as both an end user and as a server administrator. Let’s see how it works in version 68.


How it works

If we configure WHM backup, each account backup will be generated at night. When account backups are taken, a file list is generated and stored in the backup folder for each account. Those file lists are used by the file restoration interfaces, allowing you to quickly and easily view the files available for restore.

Now make sure that your server has the latest version of cPanel. You can check the cPanel version by using below command.

cat /usr/local/cpanel/version

If it is not the latest version, you can upgrade to the latest version by running below command.


Now follow the below steps to restore individual files via cPanel.


You should have the backup.

Before you can restore from an account backup, you must first have backups already made. If you have not available backup, first you need to configure a backup in WHM.

Please refer this link to configure backup in WHM

If you are using shared hosting, please contact support and make sure you have the available backup.


How to restore file

Login to your cPanel account and go to “File Restoration”.

File Restoration


You will get the below window if you have the available backup. If you want to restore public_html folder, click on “public_html” folder.

File Restoration


Then select the file that you want to restore. In my case, I am going to restore the file named “hanshotfirst.txt”

You should select a file which you want to restore.

File Restoration


Then you will get the below screen and select which date you want to restore and click “Restore This Version”.

File Restoration


Select the checkbox and proceed “Restore”.

File Restoration


Finally, you will get the message that “File restored successfully”.

File Restoration


We hope cPanel will expand this restoration feature to include the complete folder restoration which will help us to restore a specific addon domain or subdomain.


If you need any further help please do reach our support department.



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