1. Gather your cPanel or WebHost Manager login
These are usually the same logins you use to upload files using FTP. If you do not know this, ask your web host for cPanel, WebHost Manager or FTP login. They'll know what you are referring to.
2. Access your AutoSiteSaver Backup Dashboard
This can be found in your account.
3. Backup Manager
Once in, hover your mouse of the Backup Manager link in the menu on the top of the page, then click Backup cPanel Account from the drop down.
If you are backing up your WebHost Manager account, choose Backup WHM Account.
4. Enter your username, password and domain for the site you are trying to back up.
For WebHost Manager, instead of domain, you will be asked for the IP. Consult your web host for this if you haven't already. You can also label the WHM backup. It doesn't affect the backup. It's more for your own organization purposes.
5. Select how many backup sets you would like to save.
You can keep as many backup copies of this site as you wish. Just remember, each backup will count toward your account limit. So for example, if the size of your backups are 100MB and you have a 1GB (or 1000MB) account, the maximum number of backups you can store is 1000 / 100 = 10 sets. Also, don't forget if you have more than one website or account to backup, you need to reserve room for those as well.
No matter what number you choose, the oldest backup will be overwritten once you hit the number for example, if you choose two and you backup daily. You start your backups on Monday. The system will store the backups for Monday and Tuesday. When it performs the Wednesday backup, Monday's set is deleted to make room for Wednesday's set. On Thursday, Tuesday's set is deleted to make room for Thursday's set and so on.
6. Select how often you want to schedule your backups.
You can also choose to run at different time but it's OK to leave as default if you're not sure. Just keep in mind that our systems run on GMT -5 Hours. Not, on your local time zone or your server's time zone. So plan your backups accordingly.
For WHM, you have two extra options. The first is the time to wait between each account's backup. You can select this to give your server a breather. The second is a choice of what to backup. These settings apply to all accounts in your WHM.
7. Click the Add My Account button and that's it!
You are done and your backups will run automatically on the days and time you chose.
If you are backing up WebHost Manager (WHM), the system will pull in all the accounts in your WebHost Manager. They will appear under the cPanel list. If you only want to backup a select few accounts, you can either disable the backup for them and leave them in the system in case you need them later. Or you can remove them from your list of backups entirely. Below is a screenshot of what it would look like.
To delete an account, simply click the X.
Do disable backup for that account, check the box next to it, in the Start Auto Backup drop down on the top, select Stop Auto Backup and click Go. That account will no longer backup. Keeping an account in the backup list does not count towards your space. Only backups successfully run and copied into our servers count.
To manually run a backup at any time, click the word Run.