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Backup, it always should be!

Backup, it always should be!

If you often work with web-pages, you know that data loss is the most unpleasant time that can happen. Working in CMS, you can spend many hours editing the content of your page, and it can be insulting when the data isn’t saved due to an error.

No matter how high technology develops, good old backup will never lose its value, save your nerves, job, benefit, and also sedatives in difficult times. It allows us don’t panic, to act in a balance and allow a reasonable risk.

Today we will look at how to create website backups using the cPanel control panel in your web hosting account from

Every year on April 1, so many viruses come out and so many sites are hacked, that March 31 is the day of international backup or backup day! So that on this day everyone can make backups and not suffer on April 1!

But copies need to be made not only on April 1st, but when else? Be sure to make a copy before starting work on the web-page, moving to a new hosting, updating the site engine. And make copies regularly, they will help in the event of unplanned hardware failures, database errors, network connectivity, and other hardware errors.

To create a backup copy in the cPanel control panel go to the Backup Wizard which is located in the files tab. After clicking on this item, a page will open in which the backup function and the restore function from backups will be available.

The first one suggests creating a backup copy of the website, and the second one to restore the website from the existing files. We select the first function by clicking “Create backup”. On the next page of the backup wizard, select the type of copying – a full backup of all files or a partial copy. A full copy creates an archive containing all files and website configurations.

Frankly speaking, this method of backup will create an entire archive of your website and after that it will no longer be possible to work with individual parts of the archive. Recovery from such an archive is also performed entirely by downloading and unpacking the archive to the hosting. This is a rather long process, so if you only need to keep the database or the root directory choose partial copy.

After choosing a full backup, choose a location to store this backup. We can save our copy to the root directory of our site or to other servers. Then we indicate the e-mail to which the message about the completion of the backup will be sent.

After choosing the storage location, click on the create a backup copy button. When the backup is complete, you will receive a notification to the email you specified if this option was enabled.

Partial Copy allows you to make separate backups of your web-page’s root directory, database, and mail and filter configuration. Using partial backup, you can select and make a backup copy of the files you need, but if you have not backed up your site before, we recommend that you create a full backup first.

The partial backup functionality is very simple. You run out which backup you need and after clicking on the appropriate button the program will open a window for downloading the backup to your computer.

To see a list of all web-pages backups stored in your root directory, go to the Backups item located in the files tab. And click the Download full backup of your website button. By clicking on the copies of the web-page you need, you can download it to your computer.

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