How to Use the cPanel Backup Tool?

Last modified: Friday September 9th, 2022

The Backup area allows you to download the daily, weekly, or monthly backup file of your entire website, or a particular MySQL.
If your computer crashes or your personal backups are destroyed, these files allow you to recover your site in a convenient manner.
How often a backup is created is decided by your web host. Contact your hosting administrator for more details.


  • You should keep your own backup copy of your website as well.
  • Do not rely solely on the backup provided by your web host.
  • Having multiple backups in different locations provides security against permanently losing information.

Note: A complete website backup file includes everything – from web pages to images to scripts to access logs.
A large site will have a large backup file and will take some time to download.

To download a backup file:

Step 1. Click on the Backup button on the cPanel home page.

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Step 2. To download a full backup, you need to click the “Download a Full Website Backup” on the backup page.

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Step 3. To download account backups, you need to select an account backup date to download and click “Download”.

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Step 4. To download a home directory backup, go to Partial Backups and click the “Home Directory” button.

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Step 5. Click on the link underneath the required area to download an SQL. Refer to Generating a backup if you need to generate a backup first before downloading it.

Note: To download any previously stored backups, click on the Generate/Download a Full Backup link, and click on any backup that is listed.

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Step 6. Save the file to disk.

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