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How to Generate a cPanel Backup and Send it to FTP

Certainly! Here are step-by-step instructions for generating a cPanel backup and sending it to an FTP server:

Step 1: Log in to cPanel
Open your web browser and navigate to your cPanel login page. This is usually located at https://yourdomain.com/cpanel or https://youripaddress:2083.

Enter your cPanel username and password to log in.

Step 2: Generate a Full Backup
In the cPanel dashboard, scroll down to the “Files” section and click on “Backup.”

Inside the Backup interface, you’ll find the “Download a Full Website Backup” section. Click on the “Generate Full Backup” button.

Choose a backup destination. Select “Home Directory” if you want to store the backup on the server, or choose a remote FTP server and enter the FTP details if you want to send it directly to an FTP server.

Optionally, you can enter an email address to receive a notification when the backup is complete.

Click on the “Generate Backup” button to initiate the backup process.

Step 3: Monitor Backup Progress
You will be redirected to the “Backups Available for Download” section, where you can monitor the progress of your backup.

Wait for the backup process to complete. Once done, you’ll see your backup file listed with a link to download it.

Step 4: Send Backup to FTP
If you chose to store the backup on the server, you can download it from the “Backups Available for Download” section.

If you selected an FTP destination, you don’t need to manually download the backup. It will be sent to the specified FTP server.

Additional Note:
To configure FTP settings for future backups, you can go back to the “Backup Configuration” section within the “Backup” interface in cPanel. There, you can specify FTP server details, including the hostname, username, password, and destination directory.

Make sure the FTP server supports passive mode if you encounter any connection issues.

These steps should help you generate a cPanel backup and send it to an FTP server. Keep in mind that cPanel interfaces may vary slightly depending on the hosting provider and cPanel version. If you encounter any issues, refer to your hosting provider’s documentation or support for assistance.