How to backup your website in cPanel

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15. How to backup your website in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel hosting cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to backup our website.

Click the “Backup Wizard” icon.

This is the main backup screen where you can backup, or restore the files in your hosting account.

To backup your website, click the “Backup” button.

You have the option of only backing up part of your account…

… or generating a full backup, which we’ll do now. Click the “Full Backup” button.

Select the destination, then click “Generate Backup”.

That’s it! We’ve just created a full backup to the home directory.

To download a copy of the backup to your computer, simply click it’s link.

That’s all there is to it!

Restoring files is just as easy. Click the “Backup Wizard” icon again.

Then click the “Restore” button.

Choose what type of restore you want to do… in this case, let’s restore the “Home Directory”.

Locate the Home Directory backup…

Then click “Upload”.

The files have been restored!

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create a backup in cPanel, and restore files from a backup.

How to login to cPanel

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1. How to login to cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already opened your browser reseller hosting and entered your cPanel login URL.

Now log in to cPanel using the username and password provided to you.

That’s it! You’re now logged in to cPanel, and can begin to setup email accounts, parked domains, databases, shopping carts, and dozens of other features.

To logout of cPanel, click the logout icon in the upper right corner.

This is the end of the tutorial. Be sure to check out the other cPanel tutorials to learn all the great features available to you.

How to change your cPanel password

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10. How to change your cPanel password

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to change the cPanel password.

Click the “Change Password” icon.

First enter your old, or existing password.

Then enter and confirm a new password.

Click “Change your password now”.

That’s it! The cPanel password has been changed.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to change your cPanel password.

How to update your contact information in cPanel

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11. How to update your contact information in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel hosting, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to update our contact information.

Click the “Contact Information” link.

Make sure you enter a correct, working email address… as this is how you will be contacted by the system.

You should enter a second email address as well, simply as a backup to the first.

You can choose to be notified when you’re reaching your disk quota, bandwith usage limit, or email account quota.

When ready, click “Save”.

That’s it! We’ve successfully updated our contact information, and will be notified by email when getting close to our storage and bandwidth limits.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup your contact information in cPanel.