A good website will give you a creative layout, meaningful and informative content, and an attractive selection of webpages. However, you also need to ensure that your account is secure and protected. Putting up a website does not start and stop with its launch as its success is dependent on how you will be able to maintain it and how you can boost its ROI.
Working with cPanel will enable you to maintain your site efficiently and you can get the best out of your site management experience since you will have a lot of things to learn. It will help you apply both your creative and analytical skills. Creating a backup is a very important task in maintaining a website. It is necessary that you backup your files on weekly or monthly or before you make any major changes so that you will not lose any data in case the modification is not successful.
A home directory backup will backup all of the files in your home directory. This can be useful for backing up the files for your site; however, it is only a partial backup, and it will not include DNS, MySQL or other system files and settings. If you would prefer to generate a full backup, please see the following article:
To create a backup of your home directory:
The backup file will be downloaded to the destination you have chosen in a .tar.gz file which can be opened with Linux command line. The file can also be unzipped from a Windows-based machine with the appropriate software.
A home directory backup can be restored in cPanel, in the same place where the backup was created.
A new tab will open, displaying all of the files that were replaced. This is only for confirmation purposes and is safe to close.
A full cPanel backup makes a copy of all of your files, email, databases, etc. Once initiated, you must allow the backup time to perform. The server can send you an email to an address you specify once the backup is ready to download. The steps for generating, downloading and restoring a full backup are explained in detail below
To generate a full backup in cPanel:
This will generate the back up for you and place the tar.gz file inside of your home directory. You can then download the backup via cPanel, FTP or SSH.
To download the backup from cPanel:
A full backup must be restored by the root user for the server. We will restore your full backups for free as long as the account previously existed on the server and you have uploaded the file yourself.