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How to Manually Backup Your Website Files and Database

Follow these steps to manually backup your website files and database:

 

Part 1a — Backing up the Website Files

 

1. Log in to your cPanel account.

How to Manually Backup Your Website Files and Database

 

2. Under the Files section, click File Manager.

How to Manually Backup Your Website Files and Database

 

3. You want to zip up the folder where your website files are contained (most commonly in the public_html folder). Right-click the folder you wish to zip up, then click Compress. A pop-up will appear, select Zip Archive, then click Compress File(s).

How to Manually Backup Your Website Files and Database

How to Manually Backup Your Website Files and Database

 

4. Once the folder has been compressed, right-click the compressed zip file, then click Download.

How to Manually Backup Your Website Files and Database

 

Part 1b — Backing up the Database

 

1. Log in to your cPanel account.

How to Manually Backup Your Website Files and Database

 

2. Under the Databases section, click phpMyAdmin.

How to Manually Backup Your Website Files and Database

 

3. Select the correct database associated with your website.

How to Manually Backup Your Website Files and Database

 

4. Click Export.

How to Manually Backup Your Website Files and Database

 

5. Click Go and save the file to your computer.

How to Manually Backup Your Website Files and Database