In the information era, data is considered to be an asset for any business or individual. If you have a website then everything that is on the website is very important to you and to protect it you need to take regular backups of your data.

Although, your web hosting provider might take backups of your data on a periodical basis it is a good practice to have your own set of backups just in case anything goes wrong. This can also be useful when you are looking to switch from one provider to another.

In this tutorial you will learn about managing your backups using cPanel 11

  1. Assuming you are logged into your cPanel account, go to the Files section and select Backups. cPanel 11 backups
  2. Now click on the Download or Generate Full Backup button to create a complete backup of your site.
  3. Next up you need to choose a Backup Destination for storing the backup. You can either choose to store the backup in the home directory or select a remote location.

Note: If you wish to store the backup at a remote location then you need to fill the location, username and password details of the particular location.

In order to be notified when the backup task is complete you need to enter your email address.

  1. After you have filled all the details click on the Generate Backup button at the bottom.
  2. You will see the notification of the backup process, now you can Go Back to the backup menu.
  3. When the backup is complete you can download the complete backup by clicking on the Home Directory button and below that you can download the MySQL database backup.

Restoring the backups

You can restore these backups when you wish by using the Restore Backup option and browsing the file on your system and select upload.

Restore cPanel backups

From the same page you can also create backups of your email forwarders and filters and restore them as well.

Most of the web hosting providers offer support with backup and restoring your data and if you are not comfortable doing this yourself then it is better you get in touch with the support department to help you with it and you may also consider a backup solution for regular backups for better protection.

cPanel version 64 Released!

cPanel version 64 has been released to the CURRENT tier. It is now available for installation. Following are some of its new features.

  • Multiple Incremental Backups

Incremental backups have been improved. It allows you to keep more than one restore point! You can make full use of the flexible backup retention schedule and keep as many as you like!.

  • Proxy Subdomains added to AutoSSL

AutoSSL will now issue and apply valid SSLs for cPanel & WHM’s Proxy Subdomains.

  • Migrate from the Legacy Backup System

You can now migrate your existing backup configuration with WHM from the legacy backup system to the modern backup system with the click of a button!

62 Change Log

  • Fixed case CPANEL-6366: Allow utf8 passwords when logging into phpmyadmin.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-6892: Ensure dotfiles can be uploaded using the File Manager.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-8922: Allow disabling the replacement of certs during hostname mismatch.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-10995: Disallow apache restarts during vendor updates.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-11206: Modify Account: dedicated IP determines which zonefile template.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-11297: Update B::C to version 5.024009-4.cp1162.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-11426: Ensure NOFILE is raised when starting services.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-11525: Do not try to update users on fresh install.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-11562: Require “postalCode” in OV and EV orders from cPStore.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-11614: Fix logic issue when selecting or deselecting all vhosts in MultiPHP Manager.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-11715: Remove JSON::XS utf8 workaround from the AdminBin Server.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-11718: Add GO link for EA4 Distiller usage.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-11793: Ensure domain quota file can be read by exim.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-11955: A log creation workaround for concurrent AutoSSL runs.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-12044: Convert getremotecpmove to JSON API.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-12067: DCV checks did not send the correct user agent.
  • Fixed case CPANEL-12150: Ensure same tasks are run regardless of which ea4 profile is in place.
  • Implemented case CPANEL-11540: Update cpanel-perl-524-Mozilla-CA to 20170227-1.cp1162.
  • Implemented case CPANEL-11677: Update dovecot to 2.2.28-2.cp1162.

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