cPanel facilitates you to restore full cPanel account along with websites, email accounts, MySQL databases and all other cPanel settings. This tutorial will assist you to take full cPanel backup and restore it in another cPanel server.
1.Before you generate full cPanel backup, make sure you have enough free disk space to store backup file.
2.Now, generate full cPanel backup by following below mentioned steps.
- Login to your cPanel [Usually https://yourdomainname.com:2083].
- Go to Files >> Backup.
- At Backup window,click on Full site backup
- Select backup destination as Home Directory. Based on remote server settings, you can also select Remote FTP Server. Click on Generate Backup to start backup process. The backup process may take some time depending on the size of your cPanel account.
3.Now, transfer the generated backup from your shared hosting account to your VPS or dedicated server via SSH.
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4.Download your backup file by using wget linux command in home directory cd/home.
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- Before you restore your backup, make sure you have enough free disk space on destination server. You will need at least three times more space than your backup file i.e. if you have 5 GB backup file, you will need at least 15 GB free space on your server.
5.Now, login to WHM. Under Backup section select Restore a Full Backup option.
6.Under Settings page, keep Restore with Username option checked. Select the uploaded backup file from the drop down and click on Restore button to start restore process. The restoration process may take some time depending on the size of your account.
7.When the restoration process gets completed, browse your website with temporary URL (http://new-server-IP-address/~cpanel-username)
8.If everything works perfectly at new server,Change Name servers.