How to Backup a Site

Website backups allow you to download (to your computer) a zipped copy of either your entire site (including your home directory, databases, email forwarders configuration, and email filters configuration).


Step #1 go to cpanel online

Go to www.cpanel.net/demo/ Cpanel and click on ‘cpanel demo.’ You can login as a cpanel website owner, server administrator, or reseller administrator.

go to cpanel onlin

Step#2 click ‘backups.’

On the panel demo page ‘files’ click backups. You will be taken to the backup page.

click backups

Step#2 click ‘home directory’ to begin download

On the backup page, you will be presented with several options. Unless your website account has restrictions on it, you should be able to download a complete backup of your website.

Below the backup window, there is a link that says download a home directory backup. Click on ‘home directory’ to download your entire site.

click home directory to begin download

Step#3 save your site in a zip file

Choose the location you will like to save your zip folder and click save.

save your site in a zip file

Step#4 use ‘restore a home directory backup option to upload files’

In case you have found your site is corrupted, you may want to restore your home directory from the backup files. Use restore, a home directory backup option to upload the files.

use restore home directory backup option to upload files

Step#5 Click ‘restore mySQL database’ to restore your site database

Below ‘restore a home directory backup’ there is ‘restore mySQL database.’ When you click ‘restore mySQL button’ the entire database that you had installed on your website will be restored. And that is it.

click restore mySQL database to restore your site database

Remember that these are not automatically scheduled backups. Automatically scheduled backups need to be enabled by the server owner/administrator.