This Article Includes: Full and Partial Backups, Downloading and Restoring Backups.

The Backups area provides a basic interface for downloading and storing all or some of the website’s files, databases, forwarders, and filters. This tool may be useful for more experienced users who wish to expedite the backup process.

NOTE: Although All of our servers have full system Backups, for quick and Easy restoring of your website’s files and pages we highly recommend that you backup your website using the steps below.

The First Step is to log in to your cPanel Control Panel. You should be able to log in at: (where is your actual domain).

After Logged In, Click on the “Backups” Icon Under the “Files” Heading.

Full Backups

You can use this interface to create a full backup. The full backup will include your home directory, databases, email forwarders, and filters.

Create a Full Backup

To save a copy of your website to the webserver:

1. Click the Download or Generate a Full Web Site Backup button.

2. Select Home Directory from the Backup Destination heading.



3. Enter your email address.


4. Click the Generate Backup button. You will receive an email once the backup is complete.
* The date the backup was created appears in the filename (which begins with backup-MM-DD-YYYY). The file will be stored as a compressed data file, with the file extension .tar.gz.


Download a Full Backup

To download a full backup to your computer:

1. Click the Download or Generate a Full Web Site Backup button.


2.  The system will back up the files and information about the backup will be sent to the email provided , your backup will therefore be availabe underneath ” backup availabe for download : “.

* It will be saved as a compressed data file with the filename extension .tar.gz. The date the backup was created appears in the filename (which begins with backup-MM-DD-YYYY).

Store a Backup File Remotely

The Full Backup screen can also utilize FTP/SCP to log into a remote computer and store the backup files there. This feature is intended for more advanced users.

When you fill out the required information, the backup file can be stored in a specified directory on a remote machine. Once the process has completed, an email will be sent to the email address you specified.

Note: You cannot use a full backup to restore your site via the cPanel interface. The file must be downloaded and decompressed prior to restoration. Once the file has been decompressed, you will be able to upload and restore the individual pieces of your website contained within the full backup.

Partial Backups

The Backups page also allows you to store individual pieces of your site. It is possible to download and store the entire /home directory, the SQL database(s), as well as email forwarders and filters by clicking the appropriate links under the Partial Backups headings. This method will download the backup file(s) to your computer, saving them to a specified directory.

System Backups

If system backups have been enabled, you can download a compressed copy of all your website files here.

You will see options for downloading the most recent backup made at daily, weekly, or monthly intervals, depending on how often backups are made.


Download Options for System Backups

Restore the Site from the Backups Link

This function will restore portions of your site using a backup file on your computer. To begin, choose the part of your site you want to restore.

To restore a portion of your site:

1. Click the appropriate Choose File button.
* For example, if you would like to restore your MySQL database, click the Choose File button under the Restore a MySQL Database heading.

2. Select the backup file from your computer.

3. Click Upload to restore that portion of your site.

Important information about your backups

What’s included in my home directory backup?

When you back up your home directory, the backup includes:

* All of the files that you own.
* Files that you do not own but have access to.

Note: Files that you do not own and do not have access to are not included in the backup even if they are stored in your home directory.