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How To Create a Backup of Installation With Softaculous

It is a known fact that backups are essential in a website. If you used Softaculous to install a script, WordPress, for example, you could also use Softaculous to create a backup of your website. This article discusses how to generate a backup of your install using Softaculous.

It is important to note that the size of your backups will occupy a space in your server, so you may also want to be aware of your disk space usage.

You may find some links below that will take you directly to your cPanel, provided that the following conditions are met.
  • You are logged in to your Customer Portal. You can also log in after clicking the link.
  • The hosting package you are attempting to access is either Shared or Cloud. The link will only work for the first type of this package listed in the billing account.
  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Under the Software section, click on Softaculous Apps Installer.

  3. Click the Installation box. We will use WordPress as an example.

    Softaculous - Installations Box

  4. On the next page, a list of your current installation will be displayed.

    Softaculous - Script Installations

  5. Locate the website you wish to backup.
  6. Click the Backup icon among the icons in the Options column.

    Softaculous - Backup Icon

  7. You will be redirected to the Backup information page. It will display the number of backups you currently have and the maximum number of backups you can generate. The Backup Directory and Backup Database are also already checked by default.

    Softaculous - Backup Details

  8. Click the Backup Installation button.
  9. A progress bar will appear.

    Softaculous - Backup Progress

  10. Once done, click the Return to Overview link to go back to your current installations.

    Softaculous - Return to Overview


If you wish to download your generated backup using FTP, navigate to your File Manager and locate the directory named softaculous_backups.
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