Most of the beginners are not aware that they can enable and configure the cPanel backups in WHM. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to configure the cPanel backups according your requirements.

Step 1: Log into the WHM for your dedicated server.

Step 2: Find the Backup icon as shown in the image below and simply click on it.

WHM Backup Feature

Step 3: Click the Configure Backup icon as shown in the image below.

WHM Configure Backup

Once the page reloads it will show you various options with frequency that backup runs and can be configured on this page.

Configure Backup Options:

Backup Status:
Backup Interval:
Backup Retention:
Days to Run Backup:
Remount/Unmount Backup Drive:
Bail Out If Backup Drive Mount Fails:
Incremental Backup:
Backup Accounts:
Backup Configuration Files:
Backup SQL Databases:
Backup Access Logs:
Backup Type:
Remote FTP Host:
FTP Backup User:
FTP Backup Password:
FTP Backup Directory:
FTP Backup Passive Mode:
Backup Destination:
Select Specific Users:

Also, check out the WHM’s Configure Backups Page:

WHM Backup Settings

Step 4: Simply, “Enabled” the “Backup Status” and change the settings as per your requirements and hit the “Save” button.

If you own a dedicated server, we recommend you to keep all the three Backup Intervals. Remember that each time you run backups the older instance of that backups interval is removed. By Enabling and Disabling the options you can configure the cPanel Backups in WHM for your dedicated server.

About The Author