Downloading Home Directory Backup in cPanel

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Click the Backup Manager link in the Files section.
    cPanel Icon for Backup Manager
  3. Under Other cPanel Backup Plugins, click on cPanel Backups.
    where in Backup manager to find cPanel Backups
  4. Click the Home Directory button under the Download a Home Directory Backup section. You will then begin downloading a backup of your Home Directory. This can take several minutes to complete depending on the size of your site.
    Home Directory Backup Icon
  5. You can then access the file in your browser’s download directory. In this example, the home directory backup is named backup-example.com-10-4-2017.tar.gz.

You should now have successfully backed up your website files by downloading a partial home directory backup in cPanel.

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