Backups are one of the most important things when it comes to a website. In general, backups should be kept regularly and stored securely.

Within cPanel, there is a link for Backups that allows you to download a FULL backup of your website files. A full backup creates an archive of all of your website’s files and configuration. You can use this file to move your account to another server or to keep a local copy of your files.

When selected, it will ask where you would like the backup to be placed, Home directory or FTP site are the available selections. If you choose the Home directory, once the backup is completed, you can then go to the file manager, locate the zip file and then select to download to your PC.

Also within the link for Backups, under the heading Account Backups, you can view the backups that we, as the host, have created. So if you do not have your own backup and you need to do a restore of your website files, you can select the date you are looking for and download a copy of the zip backup file to your PC and locate the files you would like to restore.

Important Tips

  1. Regularly back up your website files

  2. Check your backup to ensure all of the files/directories are included in your backups

  3. Keep a copy of your files in another location in case of catastrophic failure


We are also partnered with IDrive which offers a discount to OLM customers on the backup product that allows you to Backup unlimited PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices into a single account. IDrive also automatically recognizes the modified parts of files and backs them up. You can access the files from anywhere. Pricing and signup information can be found at the following link:

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