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Performing a manual cPanel Backup

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  1. Login to your cPanel by visiting http://your-sites-domain.com/cpanel/
  2. Choose the Backup option
  3. Choose the Download a Full Website Backup option
  4. Choose Home Directory as a Backup Destination
  5. Enter your email address in the Email Address field
  6. Choose Generate Backup
  7. Choose the Go Back option
  8. Below the Backups Available for Download title you’ll see a backup-date-here.tar.gz item with [in progress] labeled at the end. You can continue to refresh this page. Once the backup is complete and you’ve refreshed the page, this item will turn into a download link, allowing you to download the backup file.

This tar.gz file contains all aspects of your hosting accounts including, but not limited to;

  • Your website
  • Your email accounts and their email contents
  • Addon domain / sub domain records
  • Statistics

This backup can be restored to any cPanel based hosting service.


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