Control Panel Link:
The Backups area allows you to download and store all or some of the website’s files, databases, forwarders and filters.
Experienced users who wish to expedite the backup process will prefer this tool.
Note: Newer users may prefer to use the Backup Wizard.
You can use this interface to create a full backup. The full backup will include your home directory, databases, email forwarders, and filters.
To save a copy of your website to the web server:
To download a full backup to your computer:
.tar.gz. The date the backup was created appears in the filename (which begins with backup-MM-DD-YYYY).
The Full Backup screen can also utilize FTP/SCP to log into a remote computer and store the backup files there. This feature is intended for more advanced users.
When you fill out the required information, the backup file can be stored in a specified directory on a remote machine. Once the process has completed, an email will be sent to the email address you specified.
Note: You cannot use a full backup to restore your site via the cPanel interface. The file must be downloaded and decompressed prior to restoration. Once the file has been decompressed, you will be able to upload and restore the individual pieces of your website contained within the full backup.
The Backups page also allows you to store individual pieces of your site. It is possible to download and store the entire /home directory, the SQL database(s), as well as email forwarders and filters by clicking the appropriate links under the Partial Backups headings. This method will download the backup file(s) to your computer, saving them to a specified directory.
If system backups have been enabled by your web host, you can download a compressed copy of all your website’s files here.
You will see options for downloading the most recent backup made at daily, weekly, or monthly intervals, depending on how often backups are made.
Download Options for System Backups
This function will restore portions of your site using a backup file on your computer. To begin, choose the part of your site you want to restore.
To restore a portion of your site:
When you back up your home directory, the backup includes:
Note: Files that you do not own and do not have access to are not included in the backup — even if they are stored in your home directory.
To exclude certain files and directories from a backup, place a configuration file in your
/home directory. For more information, read How to Exclude Files From Backups documentation.