Web server automation and management programs such as Parallel's Plesk are designed to make self-hosting with your own server much easier. Simple interfaces let you operate your server without any code knowledge. With Plesk, a non-professional can build his own website and a professional can build one quickly and easily. However, some tasks still require detailed instructions. One of these is moving e-mail from one Plesk server to another, or to a non-Plesk server.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Click "start" in the Plesk taskbar. Select "SWsoft" and "Plesk."
Click "Plesk backup" to open the backup utility.
Schedule regular backups by clicking "file" and "schedule backup." Check the "enable automatic Plesk backups" box to enable the scheduling feature. Choose the backup times in the "schedule settings" field.
Select what you want backed up, including specific clients and domains.
Click the boxes next to the options you prefer. This interface page displays numerous backup options. Make sure you check the boxes next to "Back up mailboxes content" and "Back up databases content."
Choose the destination to store your backup file. To store on your hard drive, select "Store backup file on local drive" and use the "browse" tool to select the folder and file for the backup. To back up to a remote server using FTP, select "Store backup file on FTP." Clicking on the FTP settings lets you enter the FTP server, base FTP directory and login credentials.
In the "description" field, enter information about the backup.
Wait for the message when the backup is complete. The message contains the backup results, including any errors. If everything backed up properly, click "ok." If not, click "detail" for more information.
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