Today’s tip offers a best practice for utilizing hosting control panel restore for CDP 3.0 Enterprise and Advanced Editions.

A common question from many of our customers is how to selectively restrict certain customers’ access to backups via control panel integration. With CDP 3.0 there are two ways to do so:

1. In Quick Tip #14, we discussed how to generate a user-specific URL for customers to access their backups.  In this case, ONLY give out this CDP Server login URL to hosting accounts that are premium or have paid for restore access (or whatever other criterion you decide on).

2. A more robust way to lock out specific users is to modify open source Perl scripts (cPanel and Plesk) to check whether the user account is in a list or database of allowed accounts.

CDP Server Backup: Learn more about how to lock out specific users from hosting control panel restore via scripting with CDP 3.0.