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How To Back Up Files in cPanel

Having a backup files of your website is essential in case something happens to your site. Create a backup copy of your site and save it locally in your computer.

Full Backup

Generate a Full Backup.

The Full Backup includes the Home Directory, MySQL Databases, and Email Forwarders & Filters. Follow the steps below to generate and download a full backup.

  1. Log in to your cPanel.
  2. Go to the FILES section and click Backup.
  3. Click Download a Full Account Backup.
  4. On the Backup Destination, select Home Directory.
  5. Enter your email address so that you will be notified once the backup is done.

Download your Full Backup file.

  1. Log in to your cPanel.
  2. Go to the FILES section and click File Manager.
  3. On your File Manager, click the home directory folder on the left pane.
  4. Locate the backup file, rigth click on it and select Download.
  5. After downloading the backup file to your computer, delete the backup file in your File Manager to free up some space.

Partial Backup

Download a backup of your Home Directory

  1. Log in to your cPanel.
  2. Go to the FILES section and click Backup.
  3. Click the Home Directory button.
  4. Wait for the download to complete.

Download a backup of MySQL Databases

  1. Log in to your cPanel.
  2. Go to the FILES section and click Backup.
  3. Scroll down to the Databases section.
  4. Click the database that you want to download.

Download a backup of Email Forwarders

  1. Log in to your cPanel.
  2. Go to the FILES section and click Backup.
  3. Scroll down to the Forwarders section.
  4. Click the forwarder (domain) that you want to download.

Download a backup of Email Filters

  1. Log in to your cPanel.
  2. Go to the FILES section and click Backup.
  3. Scroll down to the System Filter Info section.
  4. Click the system filter that you want to download.
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