How to restore DOWNLOADED cloudways backup

I have downloaded a wordpress backup to my own local machine, and now I want to restore that download.

How to do that?
do i need to make a new php app? or a new wordpress app? or …?
where to upload?
how about database?
which credentials to use?

What plugin did you use to create the WordPress backup, or is that something you can do through Cloudways now?

yes, you can download a cloudways backup via ssh/ftp.

I have understood that you need to make a new app, and then copy files and database to it.

Yep, that is what you need to do if you want to have a copy of the website. If you want to replace the current website with a backup then you can do that through the Cloudways control panel under your website > backup and restore.

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