Connect your site
1. The first step in activating CodeGuard is to connect your website or database with our servers. There are several options available, and the right one depends on your level of sophistication, goals, and server configuration. At a high level, you really have two choices: (1)FTP/SFTP or (2) MySQL.
The initial website or database backup is a complete data retrieval of all files that CodeGuard has access to. Depending on the number of files and total size, the initial backup can take up to 72 hours.
CodeGuard notifies you anytime anything changes within the source code of your website. Additions, modifications, and deletions between each version of your website can be viewed in your dashboard. Email notifications are also sent to inform users of what has changed.
If the monitoring process detects any changes to the website source code, the files that changed or were added are transmitted to the CodeGuard repository. If any files are deleted, a record of the deletions is also transmitted to the repository. For deletions, those files are removed from the repository; additions are added and changed are overwritten to form a new version of the backup, which is shown within the user’s dashboard.
Finally, you can restore your site back to any previous version with the click of a button.