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Manage Backup Location Softaculous – cPanel

Learn How to Manage Backup Location using Softaculous in cPanel. Softaculous has the option to Backup your Installations (If you want to have a backup of your WordPress Installation). You can backup your installation Locally, FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive, WebDAV, OneDrive, or Amazon S3.


Video tutorial – Manage Backup Location Softaculous – cPanel


Step-by-step tutorial – Manage Backup Location Softaculous – cPanel

  1. Softaculous Apps Installer

    Login to cPanel.
    Tutorial: login from the Client Area or the direct link.

    Find the Software section and click the Softaculous Apps Installer link.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup location

  2. Softaculous dashboard

    Click the Backups blue button.
    or
    Click the fifth icon Backups and Restore in the top Task Bar.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup location

  3. Backups and Restore

    Click the Manage Backups Locations button.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup location

  4. Backup Locations

    Click the Add Backup Location button.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup location

  5. Add Backup Location

    Softaculous stores backup by default on your server, this option is great if you delete or corrupt your installation.
    But, The ONLY true way to ensure that your data can be restored in the event of a disaster is by having a copy of it stored in an offsite location, preferably one with high security.
    Having a remote backup will allow you to keep a secure copy of your data somewhere other than your server.
    Protocol
    Choose where you want to set up your backup Location from the drop-down list.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup location

  6. Add Remote Backup Location – FTP

    Example – FTP
    Location Name
    Choose a name for the Backup Location for your reference.
    Server Host
    Enter the server host (e.g. ftp.mydomain.com) where you want to store your backups.
    Protocol
    Select the protocol by which Softaculous will communicate with the remote server. Default is ‘FTP’.
    Port
    Enter the Port to connect. Default FTP port is 21.
    FTP Username
    The username of your FTP Account.
    FTP Password
    The Password of your FTP account.
    Backup Location
    Relative path from FTP user’s directory where you want to store your backups e.g. /backups.
    Once done, click the Add Backup Location button.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup location

  7. Add Remote Backup Location – Dropbox

    Example – Dropbox
    Click on the Authorize button to authorize your Dropbox account with Softaculous.
    You will be redirected to a series of Dropbox Authorization steps.
    – Enter the login details of your Dropbox account
    – You will be next prompted to allow (or deny) access to Softaculous Auto Installer APP in your Dropbox account
    – Once you click on Allow, you will be provided with a code which you have to copy and paste in the Auth Code field of the Softaculous Add Backup Location Form
    Once done, click the Add Backup Location button.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup location

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