Any website creator, developer, or owner cannot deny that doing a backup of their website is one of the most important actions in maintaining and keeping a website. While it may be good that you update and refresh your website from time to time, it is also a must that you ensure that your site has a backup because there are possible problems that can occur during the process. cPanel provide a software to back up your site. This allows you to save time and effort, and this helps you ensure that you have all the latest and most updated files both in your website and in your backup software. This practical step is necessary among all websites. After all, you do not want to put all your efforts into waste.
You can easily back up, transfer or migrate a website to a new web host server by simply logging in your cPanel and clicking on the back up icon. You can also download or generate a full back up. You can also choose to automatically and safely back up all your cPanel websites to you local site. You just have to make sure that it has options and cross platform capability to make backup smart application. If you choose the backup wizard, you can back up and save your website or even just a specific part of your website. Simply select the file that should be used to restore the part of the website that you have selected.
Easy way to create a backup of your site and how to restore it
It is easy to create your website backup. Backing up your account can be performed using the cPanel -> Backups functionality for your hosting account. If your account is not too big in size—if it just under 500Mb) you can perform a full account backup just with one click.
If the account is too large—if it exceeds 500MB— for the full automatic backup the files and the databases should be backed up separately. In this case you would need to know what your web site consists of and thus what should be backed up or restored. Because your site consists of important files and databases, you must ensure that they are all safe if you want your site to appear exactly the way you have programmed it before.
How to backup/restore your files?
For your to back up your files, you should download all the files from your public_html folder to your computer using your favorite FTP client. After that you can easily upload back the files to your hosting account and your website will be restored.
How to back up or restore your database?
Once having all the files on your computer, you should make a dump of your MySQL database.