Hi there! In this video, you learn how to create a backup of your website using the hosting platform, cPanel. You’ve got a great looking website that
you’ve put a ton of time and energy into; don’t risk losing it. If you have a website,
it’s imperative you regularly back up your site – that means saving a copy of all your
website’s files in a secondary location. When using the cPanel platform with GoDaddy hosting, you can back up your website manually, through the cPanel dashboard or automatically by purchasing Site Backups from GoDaddy. In this video, we’ll show you how to manually
back up your website using the cPanel dashboard. If you’re using another hosting platform, or you’d like to learn more about automatic backups, using GoDaddy’s Site Backups solution, please see the links below this video. On your Accounts page, next to Web Hosting, click Manage [click]. On the Hosting Accounts page, find the domain that you want to create a website backup for and click Manage [click]. On your cPanel dashboard in the Files area, click Backup [click]. Under Partial Backups, locate Download a Home Directory Backup and click Home Directory. The cPanel platform creates a zip file of
your website’s home directory and downloads the file to your computer. Often the zip file will be visible in the bottom of the browser window; however, if you don’t see the file right away, check the downloads folder on your computer. If you have any databases attached to your website, your website backup is not complete unless you create a separate back up of the attached databases. To create a backup of a database, under Download a MySQL Database Backup, click the name of the database. The cPanel platform creates a zip file of your MySQL database and downloads the file to your computer. As with your home directory backup file, if you don’t see the file right away, check the downloads folder on your computer. That’s it! Before we wrap up though, one tip: you might think we’re being paranoid, if you’re backing up your website to a personal computer, we humbly suggest that you save a copy of your website backup to a second location like a removable hard drive. Three locations? Probably seems like overkill, but just in case.