To protect your WHMCS website, you have to backup your WHMCS website. This is actually the “MOST IMPORTANT” security rule you can ever follow for WHMCS or any web application.

While the WHMCS Firewall module has secure offsite backup features, this article specifically talks about creating initial file backups before getting started with WHMCS Firewall.

(1) You should already have a “SECURE backup” (aka not backed up to your email or FTP account) backup and “TESTED restore” (aka create a test schedule to see if your backup actually can be restored to create a functioning website. Once a quarter is recommended – you would be surprised at some of the failed results we see) policy in place.

*If you do not know what any of the information above means then you should create a support ticket and have us install the WHMCS Firewall app for you and also help you create a Secure, Scheduled offsite backup and restore plan.

(2) Before you install WHMCS Firewall, any new WHMCS module, make configuration changes or upgrade your WHMCS install. You MUST (not “should”) create a full backup of your WHMCS install and current configuration.

WHMCS Firewall also takes this a step further and allows you to make backups of important configuration files.

Complete the following steps to view and configure the WHMCS initial backups:

Login to your WHMCS > hover over the menu tab ADDONS > click on FIREWALL MANAGEMENT > click FILESYSTEM SECURITY

And because we really mean it, we will say it again:
To protect your WHMCS website, you have to backup your WHMCS website. This is actually the “MOST IMPORTANT” security rule you can ever follow for WHMCS or any web application.
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