We often get asked the same question and unfortunately it’s extremely hard for us to answer this.
Each hosting company has a different way you backup your websites.
So we’ve put together a collection of common places we’ve seen buyers hosting at and have compiled a list of links that will take you to their FAQ and Knowledgebase pages that will further explain how to complete a full website backup.
If you do not find your hosting company listed here, or still uncertain how to back your website up, we would encourage you to contact your hosting company for instructions on how to perform your own website backups, specific to the company you host with.
If you host at the following places, click the links for more details:
- GoDaddy – Backup or Restore Your Website
- HostGator – How to generate/download a backup
- Foxyhare Services – How do I Backup my Website with cPanel?
- Netfirms – Using Site Backup and Restoring Tools
- MediaTemple – Backup Options
- BlueHost – Download a full cPanel backup and restore tool
We’re more than happy to search out other hosting companies details for performing backups and adding them to this list. Please use the comment form below to request which hosting companies you’d like added to this list, or better, use the Support Forums and request our assistance there and it too will be added to this list afterward.
Additionally, there are services out there that will perform backups for you. Most of these are third-party services and we cannot vouch for their accuracy, nor reliability. We also know there are many WordPress plugins that will backup your website as well. If you choose to take one of these routes, we recommend you do your own research and search for reviews.