Website Backup Using cPanel | GoDaddy

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Learn how to execute a website backup using cPanel for your web hosting account. For more details on backing up a website, see these instructions:

To view instructions for website backups in Plesk, visit:

To learn more about Site Backups from GoDaddy, visit:

Hi there! In this video, you learn how to create a backup of your website using the hosting platform, cPanel.

You’ve got a great looking website that you’ve put a ton of time and energy into; don’t risk losing it.

If you have a website, it’s imperative you regularly back up your site – that means saving a copy of all your website’s files in a secondary location.

When using the cPanel platform with GoDaddy hosting, you can back up your website manually, through the cPanel dashboard or automatically by purchasing Site Backups from GoDaddy.

In this video, we show you how to manually back up your website using the cPanel dashboard.

If you’re using another hosting platform, or you’d like to learn more about automatic backups, using GoDaddy’s Site Backups solution, please see the links below this video.

On your Accounts page, next to Web Hosting, click Manage.

On the Hosting Accounts page, find the domain that you want to create a website backup for and click Manage.

On your cPanel dashboard in the Files area, click Backup.

Under Partial Backups, locate Download a Home Directory Backup and click Home Directory.

The cPanel platform creates a zip file of your website’s home directory and downloads the file to your computer. Often the zip file will be visible in the bottom of the browser window; however, if you don’t see the file right away, check the downloads folder on your computer.

If you have any databases attached to your website, your website backup is not complete unless you create a separate back up of the attached databases.

To create a backup of a database, under Download a MySQL Database Backup, click the name of the database.

The cPanel platform creates a zip file of your MySQL database and downloads the file to your computer. As with your home directory backup file, if you don’t see the file right away, check the downloads folder on your computer.

That’s it!

Before we wrap up though, one tip:
You might think we’re being paranoid, but if you’re backing up your website to a personal computer, we humbly suggest that you save a copy of your website backup to a second location like a removable hard drive.

Three locations? Probably seems like overkill, but just in case…

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5 Comments

Siber123 · July 3, 2018 at 6:42 pm

My panel does not look like the one in this video at all. Backup otion is not there.

Dinesh Verma · July 3, 2018 at 6:42 pm

The layout of GoDaddy has changed. This video is irrelevant.

Joe Charlie · July 3, 2018 at 6:42 pm

Partial backups? What is that?

Alexa Lantoria · July 3, 2018 at 6:42 pm

How about when you have multiple websites and you only need to backup one?

Alonso Rodriguez · July 3, 2018 at 6:42 pm

Clicking on My Products doesn't get you to Web Hosting. Please update your videos. You guys seem to publish a video once a every 8 months which is cool. I get it and I’m grateful. However, during those 8 months you've already moved around all the buttons on your admin panel, so each video you uploaded is WORTHLESS because it’s outdated.

I think I speak for everyone when I say, “We can’t follow your videos because your current backend doesn’t look the same as the backend in your videos.”

All that being said, how the heck do I reach the chapel so that I may download a backup of my website? And please don’t forward me this useless well-made professional outdated video.

Thank you for your time.

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