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How to Backup Your Website in cPanel

Hi everyone! It’s Josh here with HostGator. Today I’m gonna show you how to take a backup of your cPanel. Let’s get started. Now backups are important because you never know if something is going to happen to your website.

And then you could lose your data. I like to take backups often and store them in a different place other than my server. So what we’re gonna do here is start out in our cPanel dashboard. And we’re gonna go up here to the quick search function and we’re going to look for backup.

We’ve got a few options here but we’re gonna click on the ‘Backup’ button. Now cPanel gives you a lot of options to take backups You can do partial backups of a certain directory. You can download MySQL database backups.

But the first thing I want to do is show you how to take a full backup of your cPanel because that’s the most important. That’s gonna have all of the data that you store in your server, including email, databases, everything in your final manager.

It will store all of your content so if anything ever happens you can roll back and restore it. So we’re gonna scroll down here to ‘Full Backup’ and ‘Download a Full Website Backup.’ If you’ve taken it back up before, you can see it here.

If you want to download it all you have to do is click on it. But I want to create a new one so I can have something safe to roll back to. So we’ll leave this selection here for Home Directory and if you want to get an email notification whenever it’s done you can put that here.

cPanel backups can take a long time depending on how much content that you have. Our cPanel servers can allow a backup of up to ten gigs and if it’s a little around that size it can take a decent amount of time to backup.

About an hour or so, but if you want to see how large your cPanel is, just to get an idea of how long it’s going to take, I’ll show you how to do that first. Let’s click the ‘Hostgator Control Panel’ icon and let’s scroll down to the USAGE section and General Information.

We can see here that I’ve got full inodes count, and that’s how many files I have on my server. Scroll down a little bit further we can see in the statistics section that an icon here says Disk Usage and shows I’m using 163 megabytes out of unlimited storage space.

So this backup really shouldn’t take that long because it’s well under a gig. And it’s not a whole lot of data. So let’s go back and go to our Backup section. Now that we have an idea of how big the cPanel is we can get started.

I’m going to click the ‘Download a Ful Website Backup.’ I’ll leave the ‘Home Directory’ selected here. If I want to put an email address for notification I can do that. And then we’re just gonna click ‘Generate Backup.

‘ Here’s a notification of this and you can actually move out of this screen if you want to because you can come back to it any time. You can see here I’ve got my old backup that’s stored, and I’ve got a new one that’s in progress right now.

It really shouldn’t take that long, but while it works, I’m gonna show you a few different things that you can do here in the Backup section. First thing I want to make mention of is CodeGuard backups.

CodeGuard is a third-party service that offers daily backups for your website. So you never have to click any buttons, you never have to do anything to run them. It takes automatic backups of your site and database.

It’s a really great service that’s worth checking out if you don’t feel like taking the time to do this manually. We’ve already shown you how to take a full backup. You can do a partial backup here of the Home Directory.

This is not going to include any of your databases, so it’s good to keep that in mind. And if you’ve got some databases here that you want to backup individually, you can click them right here and it’ll start taking it back up right to your downloads folder on your computer.

This is a few of the options in case you want to store some different data or just select pieces of it. Now let’s go back and check and see if my backup is done. Awesome! When you see the date here on the side, that means your backup is fully done, and complete, and all you have to do is click on it and it’s gonna start downloading to your computer.

Now this will be taken to your downloads folder, and you can store it anywhere on your computer or if you have a Google Cloud Drive or a different server that you want to store it on, you can easily upload it there.

But it’s really good to have these on hand just in case something happens. You can always back it up, restore it, and have your site just the way that it was. And that’s it for backups. Thanks a lot for watching these videos.

If you have any comments or suggestions please leave them below. And subscribe if you want to see more. Thanks y’all hey everyone it’s josh here with hostgator today i’m gonna show you how to take a backup of your cPanel so let’s get started now backups are super important because you never know if something is going to happen to your website and you could lose data so I like to take backups often and store them in a different place other than my server so what we’re gonna do here is start out in our cPanel and we’re gonna go up here to the quick search function and we’re going to look for backup we’ve got a few different options here but we’re gonna click on the backup now cPanel gives you a lot of options to take backups you can do partial backups of a certain directory you can download my sequel database backups but the first thing I want to do is show you how to take a full backup of your cPanel because that’s the most important now that’s gonna have all of the data that you store in your server so email databases everything in your final manager it’s gonna store all of your content so if anything ever happens you can roll back and restore it so we’re gonna scroll down here to full backup and download a full website backup if you’ve taken it back up before you can see it here and if you want to download it all you have to do is click on it but I want to create a new one so I can have something safe to roll back to so we’ll leave this selection here for home directory and if you want to get an email notification of whenever it’s done you can put that here cPanel backups can take a long time depending on how much content that you have our cPanel servers can allow a backup of up to ten gigs and if it’s a little around that size it can take a decent amount of time to backup right about an hour or so but if you want to see how large your cPanel is just to get an idea of how long it’s going to take I’ll show you how to do that first so let’s click the Hostgator control panel icon and let’s scroll down here to the usage section and general information so we can see here that I’ve got full inode count and that’s how many files I have in my server we scroll down a little bit further we can see in the statistics section that I’ve got it a little icon here that says disk usage so I’m using 163 megabytes out of unlimited storage space so this backup really shouldn’t take that long because it’s well under a gig and it’s not a whole lot of data so let’s go back and go to our backup section now that we have an idea of how big the cPanel is we can go ahead and get started want to click the download a full website cup we’re gonna leave the home directory selected here if I want to put an email address for notification I can do that right here and then we’re just gonna click generate back up here the nice little notification of this and you can actually move out of this screen if you want to because you can come back to it any time so as you can see here I’ve got my old backup that’s stored and I’ve got a new one that’s in progress right now now it really shouldn’t take that long but while it does I’m gonna show you a few different things that you can do here in the backup section so the first thing I want to make mention of is code guard backups now code guard is a third party service that offers daily backups for your website so you never have to click any buttons you never have to do anything it’s gonna take automatic backups of your site and database it’s a really great service and it’s worth checking out if you don’t feel like taking the time to do this and we’ve already showed you how to take a full backup you can do a partial backup here of the home directory now this is not going to include any of your databases so it’s good to keep that in mind and if you’ve got some databases here that you want it back up individually you can click them right here and it’ll start taking it back up right to your downloads folder on your computer this is a few different options there in case you want to store some different data or just select pieces of it but let’s go back and check and see if my backup is done awesome what you see the date here on the side that means your backup is fully done and complete and all you have to do is click on it and it’s gonna start downloading to your computer now this will be taken to your downloads folder and you can store it anywhere on your computer or if you have a Google Cloud Drive or a different server that you want to store it on you can easily upload it there but it’s really good to have these on hand just in case something ever happens you can always back it up restore it and have your site just the way that it was and that’s it for backups thanks a lot for watching these videos if you have any comments or suggestions please leave them below and subscribe if you want to see more thanks y’all [Music]

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