How to use the Backup Feature in cPanel

Once you are logged into the cPanel, Go to the Backups icon and click on it.


You will see the main backup screen where you can backup, and/or restore the files in your hosting account.


There is daily,weekly and monthly backups available in cPanel. By clicking either of these options, you can download a copy of these backups to your local computer.
There is the manual backup section of the backup screen shown below where there are several ways to backup your files, depending on which files you want to backup.


You can backup Home Directory, MySQL database or only those files in specific sub domains or filters.

We will now see how to perform a full backup and save it to a remote FTP server. On the manual backup section of the backup screen, Click on Generate/Download a Full Backup link. You will get the below page.


Set Backup Destination to Remote FTP Server by using drop-down box.
Enter the Email address where you want a complete report of this backup to be sent. Enter the Remote Server where you want the backup to go.
Enter the FTP Username and the FTP password. Now click on Generate Backup.

You have created full backup to the remote FTP server. Click on Go Back. Again click on Go back.

Follow the below steps to backup the Home Directory. Click on Home Directory. A File Download box appears as shown below.


Click on OK. The Home Directory will be successfully backed up to our local computer. Now in order to restore the backup just made, Click on Browse button under Restore a Home Directory Backup. Locate and select the backup file you wish to restore and Click on Open button. Click the Upload button. The files will be restored.

By using Backups option, you can manually backup your files as often as you wish.