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How to backup your website in cPanel

cPanel Paper Lantern end-user series

How to backup your website in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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Now let’s learn how to backup our website.

Click the “Backup Wizard” icon.

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This is the main backup screen where you can backup, or restore the files in your hosting account.

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To backup your website, click the “Backup” button.

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You have the option of only backing up part of your account…

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… or generating a full backup, which we’ll do now. Click the “Full Backup” button.

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Select the destination, then click “Generate Backup”.

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That’s it! We’ve just created a full backup to the home directory.

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To download a copy of the backup to your computer, simply click it’s link.

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That’s all there is to it!

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Restoring files is just as easy. Click the “Backup Wizard” icon again.

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Then click the “Restore” button.

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Choose what type of restore you want to do… in this case, let’s restore the “Home Directory”.

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Locate the Home Directory backup…

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Then click “Upload”.

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The files have been restored!

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This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create a backup in cPanel, and restore files from a backup.

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