How to download a home directory backup?

Backups are very important part of maintaining a website. It is
important to backup your files on a week to week or month to month
basis. A home directory backup will backup all of the files in your home
directory. This can be useful to backup the files of your site.
However, it will not backup DNS, MySQL, or other system files and

Backup Your Files

To backup your files, please do the following:

  1. Click Backups
  2. Click Download a home directory backup
  3. Click save as
  4. Select a destination for where you would like the back up to locally be saved to.
  5. Click Save

The backup will start downloading to the destination you have chosen.
The backup file will be in a .tar.gz file which can be opened with any
Linux command line. Also, you can unzip this file from a windows based
machine if you have the appropriate software. I recommend “winrar”. You
can download a copy of it at:

How do I restore my own backup?

WARNING: Restoring a backup will overwrite any existing files!

A Home Directory backup can be restored in cPanel, at the same place
where you made the backup. Where is says “Restore a Home Directory
Backup,” click the browse button and then select the backup file you
downloaded earlier. Then click upload to restore your site.