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Back up my website

You should always keep backups of your website — there’s no other way to prepare for the unexpected. gives you two options for backups:

MethodAdditional feeInstructions
AutomaticYesAvailable through Site Backups
ManualNoUse this article

Manual backups in Plesk

Warning:Manually backing up your website in Plesk temporarily brings it down. Visitors to your site will see a 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable page.

  1. From the home page of Plesk, click Backup Manager.
  2. Click Back Up.
  3. Complete the on-screen fields. Pay close attention to the Backup content area — to back up your website, you need to select Domain configuration and content.
  4. Click OK

You should also back up databases on your account.