November 4, 2019
3 min Read
November 4, 2019
3 min Read
Having website backups is always a relief in the event of data loss or server breakdown. Your hosting provider might provide you with an automatic one, but we recommend performing your own backups for increased redundancy. Hence, in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to download a backup of your site through hPanel and cPanel.
Something could always happen to your website, whether it’s crashed hard drives, hacking attempts, human errors, and many more.
Those instances could result in corrupted files or, even worse, data loss. The time that should be used to grow your business is allocated to recover those files instead.
This is why you need to backup your website regularly. If one of those cases happen, you can’t avoid permanent data loss by restoring your website files.
Hostinger automatically creates weekly or daily backups, depending on your hosting plan. As such, you can easily download the backup files by following these steps:
If you want to have the latest copy of your files, scroll down and click Generate a New Backup.
Keep in mind that the new backup will override your old backup files, so proceed with caution!
cPanel offers several backup options for its users: automatic full backup, partial backups, and manual backup.
This type of backup lets you create a full account backup, including website home directory, MySQL databases, emails, and DNS settings. It’s mainly used to transfer your account to another hosting provider.
Start by logging into your cPanel, then follow these steps:
This backup is arguably the simplest of the bunch since it’s only a click away. However, it only saves your website files and emails.
To download a home directory backup, simply login to cPanel and head to Backup > Partial Backup.
Then, select Home Directory under Download a Home Directory Backup, and the download process should commence automatically.
The last option allows you to backup selected files only. However, the steps are a bit more complicated.
Before proceeding, you need to know where all website files are located (root folder). It’s usually the public_html directory, but it is also possible for your website to be installed in a subdirectory like /w/.
Here’s what you need to do to start the backup process:
That’s it! Now you’ve backed up all the necessary files of your website.
In this tutorial, we have learned how to download a backup of your website files through hPanel and cPanel. Here’s a quick recap:
So, what are you waiting for? Download your backup files and secure your website!
March 20, 2018
Thanks for sharing this useful information. Second manual backup tutorial is good.