I just hopped into Cpanel to see if I could set the version of a directory like you mentioned. And I found this bit of information: "The system's default version of PHP is 5.6". So shouldn't the script run? I followed the instructions in "english_install.txt" as well as your guide's. But the installation never starts. Sadly, PHP 7.0 and 7.1 are the only other options.
I don't expect troubleshooting since you aren't related to the script, but it does seem that I am genuinely stuck with the MySQLDumper route
I went ahead and downloaded the latest version of AutomysqlBackup. I then cracked open the README file and this is what lies inside.
So without their help, there is no way I can install this on my own. I'm pretty darn sure my host is telling me here, there is no way they will install this for me on their end.AutomysqlBackup README wrote:.. INSTALL
Extract the package into a directory. If you are reading this you have probably done
To install the Automysqlbackup the easy way.
1. Run the install.sh script.
2. Edit the /etc/automysqlbackup/myserver.conf file to customise your settings.
3. See usage section.
To install it manually (the hard way).
1. Create the /etc/automysqlbackup directory.
2. Copy in the automysqlbackup.conf file.
3. Copy the automysqlbackup file to /usr/local/bin and make executable.
4. cp /etc/automysqlbackup/automysqlbackup.conf /etc/automysqlbackup/myserver.conf
5. Edit the /etc/automysqlbackup/myserver.conf file to customise your settings.
6. See usage section.
That means AutomysqlBackup is not an option either .HostGator Support wrote:Shared and Reseller
You may create manual backups, such as the full backup. You cannot schedule backups. We do not supply a script which can backup your data, nor can we help you use such a script.
Looks like janus_zonstraal's suggestion is the method to go with. Just need to give it a try. I'm about to head home for the day but I will be sure to try out that approach/solution tomorrow