How to Backup Your Website in cPanel
I was having trouble with a backup plugin not working right and was looking for a solution.
Turns out there is one-the cpanel website backup feature.
I have had to re-install backups in the past and usually used files generated by a backup plugin, though in a couple of instances I used the Sunday files Hostgator generates when they do their global.
Anyway I called up customer support and got a great rep who took me through the paces of how to use cPanel website backup feature to get your own backup file, and if you want to, install it to restore your site, all on your little lonesome.
It’s really easy to generate the backup so I made this video to show you how to do it.
I haven’t had to restore a site yet, but given the ease with which it can be done, I won’t hesitate to give it a try when the need arises.
At Hostgator, if you want them to do it for you, there is a $15 charge and they usually do it in a matter of minutes.
There is a procedure to follow to put in the request, but in the few times I have had to restore a site, it has be done within a half hour.
Any way to get back on topic, this cPanel backup process is very useful to know and I think you will at least get a backup in a format your host service will have an easy time working with.
So take in the video and as always, stay with it, stay well and talk soon.
For those who like text, the transcript is ordered and will be here in a couple of days.
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