cPanel is a popular control dashboard that helps you manage your web hosting server using a human-friendly web-based interface. It’s especially popular with shared hosts, where it’s the de facto solution provided by most affordable hosting providers. Without cPanel, you would need technical knowledge to manage your websites/server. But with cPanel, you’re able to make changes using a graphical interface – no technical knowledge required.
In this article I will show you can take database backup in cPanel.
How To Access Your cPanel Dashboard
Assuming your host uses cPanel, your host should provide you with a direct link to access cPanel somewhere in your welcome emails. But if you can’t find that link, here’s a shortcut to access your site’s cPanel dashboard at any time:
- If your site’s URL starts with http, append :2082 to the end of your domain.
- If your site’s URL starts with https, append :2083 to the end of your domain.
Follow the below link to restore database backup in cPanel:
For example, you can access cPanel by going to:
Database Backup in cPanel
Follow the below steps to take the database backup in cPanel.
1. Login to your cPanel.
2. Under the files section, click on Backups
3. Now under the Download a MySQL Database Backup section, click on your database name, in this case username1_wordpress
4. Go to the folder your web-browser downloaded the database backup to, and you should now see the compressed .sql.gz file.