How can I create a backup of my website?
This FAQ will help you to back up your website files.
The step-by-step instructions below will help you to back up your website files using your Web Hosting control panel.
The following steps apply to Web Hosting plans purchased after July 2020 and Premium Hosting plans purchased after August 2020:
Start by logging in to your Control Panel and scroll down to ‘Web Hosting’. From there, select Manage.
On the next page, select Manage for the account you wish to use.
Select the three-dot icon for the package you want to edit. From there, choose Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
On your dashboard, select the cPanel Admin button that appears above Settings.
Select Backup Wizard under the Files heading.
For the first step, select the option Back up.
On the next page, choose whether you want to perform a Full or Partial backup.
On the final page, select the files you wish to backup and enter your email address. Once done, click ‘Generate Backup’ to begin the process.
Once complete, you’ll receive an email to confirm the process is complete. All your backups will be displayed in your dashboard and will be retained for 30 days.
Before you start this process, you’ll need the following details:
- The IP address or domain name for your website.
- Your FTP username/cPanel login name.
- Your FTP password.
Start-up FileZilla and you’ll be presented with several fields.
Enter your IP address or domain name into ‘Host’ and your FTP login details into ‘Username’ and ‘Password’. For ‘Port’, simply enter ‘21’.
Select Quickconnect, whereupon FileZilla will connect to your hosting account based on your provided details.
You’ll now need to fill in the Local site and Remote site sections.
For Remote site, open your website’s root directory and select your public_html folder. The root directory might be different for a secondary or addon domain.
For Local site, select the folder on your computer where you store your website’s assets.
Select all your website’s files and directories from the Remote site folder and drag them into the Local site section. Once this is complete, you’ll have a backup of your site saved on your computer.
Via File Manager - Single File
The following steps apply to Web Hosting plans purchased before July 2020 and Premium Hosting plans purchased before August 2020:
Log in to your 123 Reg control panel
Scroll down to the Web hosting section.
Select your domain name using the drop-down menu and then click on the Manage button.
Now click on File Manager.
In your File Manager, select the file and click on Open.
Your file will start to download on your Web Browser.
You can now save the file in a backup folder.
Follow the steps below if you wish to back up your entire website.
Via File Manager - Multiple Files
In your File Manager, select your website files and click on Pack .
Create a name for the folder and select the zip option.
Click on the Pack button.
Select the zip folder for your website files and click on Open.
Once your files have downloaded, just save them in a backup folder.
For users who have a Professional Hosting package you have an additional method for backing up your files.
Backup/Restore via Control Panel
In your Web Hosting control panel, click on the Backup/Restore option.
Click on Create Full Backup to make a full backup of your website.
To make a backup of just one section of your website, just click the directory folder you’d like to back up and click Create Partial Backup.