The Backups menu in the section Files allows you to generate/restore backups of:
- a full cPanel account
- a MySQL database
- mail filters
- mail forwarders
A full cPanel backup includes all account files, databases, email accounts and settings.
We recommend creating a full cPanel backup before any major data modification/migration.
1. Go to cPanel Files section Backup menu:
2. Click on Download a Full Website Backup:
3. By default, a full cPanel backup will be saved into your account home directory.
Go ahead and change Backup Destination if you would like to choose another target location for the backup.
Click on Generate Backup to proceed:
4. You will see the following message notifying about the start of the backup generation process:
5. Click on Go Back to monitor the status of the generation process real time.
The green checkmark next to the backup name will indicate that the backup generation has been completed.
You can now either download it or navigate to the remote server to see if the backup is there:
For VPS/Dedicated Server Hosting
If you have a VPS or Dedicated server with root access, you can restore the full cPanel backup yourself in WHM Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File.
PLEASE NOTE: This will overwrite all the existing files, so before proceeding make sure there is nothing important left.
You can fully restore a cPanel backup on your side only with our Stellar Plus and Stellar Business plans via the AutoBackup menu in cPanel.
In case you wish to restore the files in your Home Directory, you may use Backup Restore a Home Directory Backup cPanel option.
After locating this menu, select the backup file that you wish to restore and click Upload:
You will be redirected to the next page and within a minute you may see the Restoring files tab: