How to take a Manual Backup via cPanel
Posted by - NA - on 03 March 2007 02:26 PM
1. Login to your cPanel (usually domain.com/cpanel or cpanel.domain.com)
2. Click the Backup icon, under the Files section
3. Click the button titled Download a Full Website Backup
4. The Backup Destination needs to be Home Directory. (Advanced: If you have a separate server with FTP access, you may send your backup to that space by selecting Remote FTP Server.)
5. The easiest way to know when the backup is complete is to allow cPanel to send you an email when it is done. Make any corrections needed to the email address listed.
6. (Advanced Option: If backing up to a Remote FTP Server, you will need to enter the FTP information for that second server. If you do not have this, contact the hosting company who provides the server. If you do not know the port number, you may leave it blank. If a directory isn't chosen, backups will be sent to the root level where your FTP user has access.)
7. Click the Generate Backup button.
8. All done! You will see a Full Backup in Progress message which states that the backup will need time to finish. If you followed these steps, you will receive an email when the backup is complete. You can also click Go Back on the cPanel page and see the status of the progress. You can repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 to check the status of the progress anytime.
After the backup is complete!
Is it possible to automatically take backups?
Is it possible to backup one website or folder and optionally restore it under a different name (e.g. clone a website)?