WHM Backup Configuration Explained

Posted on April 16th, 2017

Backups are inevitable part of websites/servers. If you are owner of a website/server, you should find some space to store the backup of your product. Otherwise the impact will be high if the server ran into any issues. Now, website administrators are given more priority to automate backups rather than manual backups. With cPanel there is a place to configure your backups. There are many factors that should be taken into account, before going to automatic backups. These will include how often the backups should be taken, what should be backed up, and where should be the backups stored.


How to Configure Backups in WHM

Follow the steps below to configure backups in WHM

1) Login to the WHM.

You can login to the WHM from a web browser. Please follow the instructions to enter the WHM URL into the address bar.

https://youripaddress:2087  or   http://youripaddress:2086

2) Go to Backup >> Backup Configuration. You need to set the backup status as ‘enable’. It will be disabled by default. You can enable it by clicking on the radio button next to the ‘enable’. You can refer to the following screenshot for further clarifications.

Backup Configuration


3) Now you can configure the backup according to the options avaialble.

As shown in the screen shot, there are options to set daily backups, weekly backups, and monthly backups. You need to select the check-boxes enable them. Please be aware that keeping more backups will consume more disk-space.

Backup Configuration

4) The next section is to select what should be backed up.


You can select the required type of files from the below list.

1) Suspended Accounts

2) Access Logs

3) Bandwidth Data

4) Local DNS

5) System Files


Backup Configuration


There are also options to choose the backup options for databases. The available options include the following.

Backup SQL Databases:

1) Per account only

2) Entire MySQL Directory

3) Per account only and Entire MySQL Directory

You can choose the desired option from this list

After all the configurations are done, you can save the changes by clicking on the button ‘Save Configuration’.

Backup Configuration




If you need any further help please contact our support department.



2 Responses to “WHM Backup Configuration Explained”

  1. Tommy L says:

    I followed the information above but the backups did not happen. I have contacted support about this.

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