Create website archives of your Matrix site using Pagefreezer

This tutorial will take you through the steps needed to get the Pagefreezer Website Archiving service taking snapshots of your Matrix website.

Before you start

Before you start, make sure you check that you have the following prerequisites met:

  • An account on Pagefreezer.

  • A Matrix website with a public URL.


Archiving a Matrix website is configured using the Pagefreezer dashboard. You create an archive schedule and set the URL you want to archive. You then set the archive depth and pages to include.

To create a website archiving schedule using Pagefreezer:

  1. Sign-in to the Pagefreezer dashboard.

  2. Select Create Archive  Website to open the General tab of the Website Archive settings page.

  3. Specify the name of your website archive in the Archive Name field.

    The name you set is displayed on the dashboard once you complete the schedule.
  4. Specify the full URL (including the http:// or https:// protocol) to the home page of your Matrix website in the URL field.

  5. Select the archive the full domain and subpages option to include all pages on your Matrix website.

  6. Optionally set the Crawling depth.
    The default setting of 100 means that the crawl will archive the full website.
    If you set the value to 2, this results in your homepage plus two levels below being included in the archive.

  7. Set the Frequency to an interval that meets your archiving needs.

  8. Select Save Changes.

You have set up Pagefreezer to take a website archive of your site based on the starting URL, frequency, and crawling depth you have set.

What’s next?

This integration is the simplest way of setting up a website archive using Pagefreezer. The PDF User Guide (sign-in required) for Pagefreezer covers more scenarios and methods you can use to archive your web pages.

Pagefreezer also offers a Archiving API that lets you download a digitally-signed PDF of an individual page or batch of URLs.