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Added: 10.03.2014 23:26:29 Last updated: 30.01.2017 15:33:42
This guide details how to backup data from your web hosting account in cPanel, as well has how to proceed to recover it.
Click on the icon for "Backup" as shown in the screenshot below:
There are several ways to take a backup on, depending on which files you want to back up. On the "Backup" page, like shown in the screenshot below, you basically have four alternatives:
We will now move forward to take a complete backup by choosing point 1 from step 2 (Download a complete backup of the website).
Under "Complete backup":
The backup has now begun. It may take a while until the backup is completed, depending on how much data is included in the backup. Click on the link "Go back" to go back.
We will now move on to take a backup of only the home folder by choosing point 2 from step 2. When you click on the button "Home folder" a zipped files will be downloaded to the local computer. In many cases you will be asked if you want to save or run the file. If so, choose "Save".
You can recover the backup from the same place you took the backup.
The backup has now been recovered.
We have now been through how to take a complete backup. We have also taken a backup of the home folder and also recovered this backup. The process to perform and recover backups of databases, forwarders or filters, is the same as taking a backup of the home folder.