MainWP API Backups


The “API Backups” (Beta) Extension allows you to conveniently create backups directly on your Child Site’s Cloud Managers, such as GridPane and Cloudways, as well as VPS providers like DigitalOcean, Vultr, and Akamai (Linode).

You only need the API keys for your respective Child Site’s hosting provider.

Why API Backups Extension for MainWP?

With API Backups Extension, you can not only create backups for individual Child Sites but also quickly view and restore previous backups.

Additionally, the Extension gives you the ability to perform bulk backups for multiple Child Sites with just one click, saving you valuable time and allowing you to manage backups directly from your MainWP Dashboard.

Some key features:

  • Create Child Site backups on supported hosting and VPS providers
  • View and Restore backups
  • Individual and bulk backup Child Sites
  • Date and time to quickly identify backups
  • Quickly connect with API keys

And more…


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– “Backups” Screen

After enabling API Backups Extension, get into the “API Backups” menu item.

The “Backups” screen lists the Child Sites with Backups available.

API Backups

– Connect Hosting Provider

To connect to a hosting provider, go to “Settings” and choose whether your Child Site(s) are hosted on a Cloud Manager or VPS Provider.

From there, follow the on-screen instructions to obtain your API key and connect to your respective hosting provider.

API Backups - Cloud Managers

API Backups - VPS Providers

– Bulk Backup Child Sites

To perform bulk backups of your Child Sites, select the desired sites on the Backups screen and click the “Backup Selected Sites” button.

This saves you time and streamlines the backup process for multiple sites simultaneously.

API Backups - Restore Backup

– Restore Backup

To manage backups for a specific Child Site, locate the row for that site and click “Manage Backups” on the right-hand side. This will bring up a list of all available backups for that site.

API Backups - Manage Backups

Simply click the “Restore Backup” option next to the backup you wish to restore.

API Backups - Restore Available Backup

On the overview page of an individual Child Site, you will notice a new tab labeled “API Backups” where you will see a list of all available backups for the respective Child Site, giving you easy access to your backup data.

API Backups

Backing up and restoring your Child Sites has never been easier with the MainWP API Backups Extension.

Check out our Backup Extensions catalog for even more backup options.

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