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How to generate a full cPanel backup of your account

This guide will walk you through the process of generating a comprehensive backup of your website using cPanel on WebClients.

Note: We take automated backups of all accounts either daily, or hourly (depending on the selected plan). These backups can be managed through the JetBackup interface in cPanel.

Step 1: Accessing Your cPanel

Start by logging into your cPanel account from My WebClients, Services followed by your hosting package (Starter, Professional or Business).

Step 2: Locating the Backup Wizard

Once you’re in your cPanel dashboard, navigate to the ‘Files’ section. Here, you’ll find the ‘Backup Wizard’ option. Click on it to proceed.

Step 3: Initiating the Backup Process

In the Backup Wizard, click on the ‘Backup’ button to start the backup process.

Step 4: Choosing Full Backup

Next, choose the ‘Full Backup’ option. This will ensure that all aspects of your website are included in the backup.

Step 5: Selecting the Backup Destination

The following screen will present you with multiple destinations for your backup. For the purpose of this guide, we’ll choose to create the backup within your account. This allows you to easily download it later via FTP or File Manager. Select ‘Home Directory’ from the dropdown menu.

You also have the option to enter an email address. If provided, a notification will be sent to this address once the backup is complete. After filling in the necessary details, click on ‘Generate Backup’.

Step 6: Downloading the Backup

After receiving the notification that your backup is complete, go back to your cPanel and select ‘File Manager’. Click on the ‘Home’ icon using the folder tree on the left. Finally, right-click on the backup file and select ‘Download’.

And there you have it! You’ve successfully created and downloaded a full backup of your website.

Note: It’s a good practice to back up your website regularly. This ensures that you have a recent version to restore from in case of any unforeseen issues.