Use the Backup interface to back up your website. This feature allows you to download a zipped copy of your cPanel account's contents (home directory, databases, email forwarders, and email filters) to your computer.
(Home >> Files >> Backup)
The Backup interface allows you to download and store your files, databases, forwarders and filters in a backup file.
When you back up your
/home directory, the backup file includes the following files:
Note: Backup files do not include files from your
/home directory that you do not own and cannot access.
To exclude certain files and directories from a backup file, place a configuration file in your
Click Download a Full Web Site Backup to create, download, or store a full backup file. A full backup file includes your
/home directory, databases, email forwarders, and filters.
To create a new full backup, perform the following steps:
Note: Only advanced users should select the Remote FTP Server, Remote FTP Server (Passive Mode Transfer), or SCP destination options.
To download an existing full backup file to your computer, select the desired backup file's filename from the Account Backups menu.
Note: The backup file's creation date appears in the filename, which begins with
MMrepresents the month.
DDrepresents the day.
YYYYrepresents the year.
Partial backup files store individual sections of your account.
To download your entire
your SQL databases, or your email forwarders and filters, click the
desired items. This method downloads the backup as a
.gz file to your computer.
The Email Filters backup files only store the domain account-level email filters in the
/etc/vfilters/$domain file. The backup file does not store user account-level email filters.
To use a partial backup to restore a portion of your website, perform the following steps:
Note: The System Backups section of this interface is only available if your hosting provider has enabled system backups.
Use this section of the interface to download a compressed copy of your website’s files. You may select the most recent monthly, weekly, or daily backup.