Creating a Backup with cPanel

In this tutorial we will be creating a backup of our site. It is a good idea to take regular backups of your site.
 You can also watch the video Here

Begin by clicking the Backups button.

backup button

There are several types of backup you can take.
A full backup backups up your entire account, including all email accounts, files, databases and addon/parked domain info. Full backups can only be restored by an account with root access to the server.
A home directory backup backs up just the files in your home directory.
A MySQL backup backs up the database that you select.
You can also download backups of any email forwarders or email filters you have created.
We will create a home directory backup.

home-directory

A download dialog box will open
Choose the location to save the file and click Save.
We can also restore backups quite easily. Browse for the backup file on our computer.

home-directory-restore

Then click the Upload button. When this page finishes loading our backup has been restored.

It's not advisable to take a full backup of your webspace and restore it all at once, this causes major problems with permissions and such.
If you drill down into the backup downloaded you will see the PUBLIC_HTML folder where your site resides, and also the databases attached to your site.

 

 

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