How to Take Backup of Home Directory in cPanel

October 4, 2021 / cPanel & WHM

Keeping a website up to date demands the use of backups. Make a backup of your files every week or month, or before making any big changes, to ensure that you have a copy on hand in the event of data loss.
The files in your home directory will be backed up if you perform a home directory backup. Even though it’s useful for backing up your site’s files, this will leave out important ones such as DNS, MySQL, and other system-related data.

This article will guide you through the process of backing up your home directory in cPanel.

So, let’s follow the procedure to backup your home directory:

1. Log in to your cPanel account.

2. Click the “Backup” icon in the “Files” section.

3. In the “Partial Backups” section click on the “Home Directory” tab just below the “Download a Home Directory Backup” sub-titles.

4. There is no notification, but it will be saved to your computer’s download folder automatically.

Note: The Backup file will be in the form of a “.tar.gz” file, which can be viewed using the Linux command line. With the appropriate software, the file can readily be unzipped from a Windows-based machine.

So, you easily take the backup of your Home Directory in cPanel. We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you fully comprehended everything. Please contact eukhost support staff if you require any assistance; for immediate assistance, you can write an email or engage in live chat with our experts.

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