Backing Up WordPress Site via cPanel
- Log in to your cPanel hosting via the administration URL — usually of the form https://<hosting_server>:2083.
- Click Backup under the Files section:
- Under Partial Backups, click Home Directory and download the file:
- Then click the database link under Download a MySQL Database Backup.
A WordPress backup requires both the files stored under /public_html/ (the “home directory”) and the database file.