How to Create a Full cPanel Backup
Updated: November 22, 2020
The reason for a backup is to produce a copy of data that could be recovered in case of a primary data failure. Primary data failures is most likely the consequence of hardware or software failure, data corruption, or even a human-error event, such as a malicious attack (virus or malware), or accidental deletion of data. Having a copy of a backup will make it possible for data to be restored from a previous point in time to assist in recovering from an unexpected event.
Downloading a zipped copy of your entire website on a regular basis is highly recommended. When you backup your website, you have an extra copy of your information in case something goes wrong.
A complete full backup generates an archive of all of your websites files as well as configuration. You may use this file to move your account to a different server or to keep a local copy of your files.
The Backups menu in the cPanel-Files section allows you to generate backups of a full cPanel account, MySQL database, email filters and email forwarders.
In this guide, we will show you how to generate a full backup.
Log into your cPanel Account.
Navigate to Files section and click on the Backup icon.
Click on the Download a Full Account Backup button.
A full cPanel backup will be saved into your account home directory, by default.
You could change the Backup Destination by selecting the Target Location from the drop-down menu.
Enter an email address to send notification of backup completion (Optional), or you may choose not
to receive email notification.
Your backup has now initiated and will require suficient time to complete the backup process.
Click Go Back to monitor the status of the generation process in real time.
When the backup has completed, you will find a link with a blue check mark to indicate the backup
has fully completed.
Click the filename to begin download or navigate to the remote server to see if the backup is there.