How to Backup Your Website Using cPanel

This article will give you a step by step guide on how to backup your website from your cPanel. Sign into your cPanel and follow these steps:

1) Click Backups

To do a full backup of your entire website, continue on to step 2. To backup only some parts of your website, skip to step 8.

2) Click Download or Generate a Full Web Site Backup

3) Choose your backup destination. You can have your backup in a home directory or a remote location.

4) Fill in your email address so that you can be notified when your backup is complete.

5) If you chose a remote location, you will need to fill in your server, username, password, port and home directory.

6) Click Generate Backup

7) You will then get a confirmation of your full backup.

8 ) To do only partial backups, find the part of the website you would like to backup (either home directory, databases, email forwarders or email filters). Then, click on the corresponding button.

For this example, the home directory file will be downloaded.

9) To restore any of the files, click Choose File on the corresponding backup.

10) Locate and choose your file.

11) Click Upload

This concludes how to backup your website from your cPanel

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7 Comments on How to Backup Your Website Using cPanel

  1. The backup with Cpanel is manual, use a lot of bandwidth and storage, most of the time data are not encrypted during the transfer. There is scripts like Website 2 Backup to do automated and encrypted website files and databases backups stored on emails or FTP.

  2. Ankita Jain says:

    This is very use full information.. i like it very much.

  3. Golpo says:

    How to upload this file again ?

  4. Andrew says:

    I’m assuming this only takes files across. Is there a convenient way of shifting a website that is reliant on a database too? i.e. concrete5 setup sites?

  5. Javier says:

    This backup also includes email?
    Once I upload the file, does it create everything just like it was? or I have to manually create email accounts etc…

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