You never know when anything catastrophic will happen to your PC. Imagine losing all the hard work you’ve put in with cPanel. It is therefore important that you back up your files every once in a while so you can always have something to fall back on.
One thing you should remember ahead is that restoring a backup will overwrite any existing file.
Generating a full Backup with cPanel
You backup will now be generated and placed the tar.gz file in your home directory. You can then download the backup using either cPanel, FTP or SSH.
How to download the backup from cPanel
Pick where in your PC where you would like to save the backup.
How to restore a full backup
A full backup cannot be restored without the root user for the server. Some root servers will restore your full backups free of charge as long as the account previously existed on the server and you have uploaded the file yourself.
Note that some root servers will also require you to fill up a request form before this operation can be carried out.
How to create a backup of your Home Directory
The backup file will be downloaded to the location you have chosen in a .tar.gz file. You can open it with a Linux command line or unzip it with the appropriate software.
Restoring a Home Directory with cPanel
You can restore a home directory backup in cPanel in the same place where the backup was created. To do this:
A new tab displaying all of the files that were replaced should open. Close this then you’re done.