How to use the backup feature in cPanel

This demo assumes you've already logged in to cPanel

Now let's take a look at the backup options available through cPanel

1) Click Backup

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

2) Click the Databases link

This is the manual backup section of the backup screen.  There are several ways to backup your files, depending on which files you want to backup.

You can backup only the home directory of your website by clicking here

You can backup a MySQL database from within your account by clicking here (Note: there is no MySQL database listed here because there is no database in this account)

Or you can backup only those files in specific subdomains or filters by clicking here

In this case, we are going to perform a databases backup and save it to a remote FTP server

3) From this drop-down box, set the backup destination to Remote FTP Server

4) Enter the email address where you want a complete report of this backup to be sent

5) Enter the Remote Server where you want the backup to go....

6) the FTP username....

7) and the FTP password

8) Click Generate Backup

9) Click Go Back

That's it!  We've just created a full backup to the remote FTP server we specified

10) Click Go Back

11) Click Home Directory

12) Now let's only backup the home directory to our local computer

We've successfully backed up the home directory to our local computer. Scroll right

Now let's restore this backup we just made

13) Enter the location of the backup or Click Browse

14) Click Upload

The files have been restored!

This is the end of the tutorial.  You now know how to use the Backup utility; and can manually backup your files as often as you wish