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How to Backup Your Website in cPanel

Backups are one of the most critical things to do, as you’ve already heard several times. Since you need to have a backup of your website data in case something goes wrong or you just want to transfer the data somewhere else.

Even if your hosting company assists you in creating a backup, we strongly advise you to do so yourself. You can do that fairly quickly with cPanel.

From your dashboard, look for and open the Backup Wizard tool.

On the new window, click Backup.

You can now choose between a complete or partial backup. Select Full Backup.

You can create a backup and save the archive file in a variety of ways. Here you’ll have four choices:

Home Directory — saving the file on the same server
Remote FTP Server — using FTP to save the backup file on a remote server
Remote FTP Server (Passive Mode Transfer) — using passive FTP mode to save the backup file
SCP (Secure Copy Protocol) — using SCP to transfer the file to another server

Click Generate Backup. The backup file can take some time to create depending on the size of your account.

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How to Setup an Email Account in cPanel

Using cPanel to create an email account is a fairly simple procedure.

Locating the Email Accounts Section

Navigate to the Email section of your cPanel main dashboard, or simply check for the Email Accounts tool.

Creating an Email Account

Once it’s open, press the Create button to bring up a new window.

For each sector, you must provide the detail:

Username — specifies the email username you’d like to use. If you want to use [email protected], for example, simply type info in the area.

Security — For the email address, you must enter a password. It is strongly recommended that you use a strong password that consists of a combination of uppercase letters and numbers. You can make one with the cPanel password generator.

(Optional) Provide an alternate email — If you want to reset your email password with a different email account, enter the alternate email address here.

Storage Space — You can choose between two options: restricted or limitless. With limited capacity, you won’t be able to receive any emails after the cap is reached. On the other side, if you want limitless storage, you shouldn’t be concerned of losing mail unless account cap is reached.

Click the Create button once everything is in place.

You’ll get a configuration detail to set up an email client if you checked the Send a welcome email with instructions to set up a mail client box. After that, you can use a client like Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or others to set up your webmail.

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How to Use Remote MySQL in cPanel

Having remote MySQL access can be advantageous for a variety of reasons. Remote hosts (different servers) can access your mySQL database using this function. For example, if you want to make the database available to a third party, such as a shopping cart application.

Find Remote MySQL Feature

Under the Databases section, look for and open the Remote MySQL® tool.

Allowing Remote Server Access to Your Databases

In the Host area, type the hostname or IP address. You can use your public IP address, to access the database from localhost. Alternatively, type a fully eligible domain name, such as, and then press Add Host.

Deleting Remote Server Access.

You can do the following to revoke previously granted access:

In the Manage Access Hosts list, find the hostname you want to drop and press Delete.

A confirmation window will appear, and all you have to do now is press Remove Access Host.

That’s what there is to it. Remote access to your MySQL databases can be enabled and disabled with ease. Please don’t grant permission to an unauthorised individual for security purposes.