Restoring Your Website Using JetBackup in cPanel: A Step-By-Step Guide Print

  • Updated on 07-May-2024
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Restoring your website to a previous state might sound like a daunting task, especially if you're new to the world of web hosting. But don't worry, this article will guide you through the process of using JetBackup to restore your backups using cPanel, all in an easy and user-friendly manner. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a beginner, we've got you covered.

What is JetBackup?

JetBackup is a leading backup solution for cPanel that offers versatile and efficient backup and restore capabilities. It provides an array of backup types, from full account backups to specific files, emails, or databases.

Before we delve into the restoration process, it's essential to note that we take 4 weekly courtesy backups per account unless the account violates our terms, such as exceeding the inode limit or misusing the space for data storage. Keep in mind that these are courtesy backups and, due to unforeseen circumstances like backup failures or server corruption, we cannot guarantee your data will be available 100% of the time in case of a crash.

It's always good practice to take your own backups and store them safely. If you're not sure how to do that, we have a comprehensive guide for creating backups using cPanel and Plesk Panel. For MySQL backups, follow this guide.

Furthermore, we encourage you to read about the importance of local backups and understand why it's not advisable to store backups on your hosting space.

How to Use JetBackup to Restore Your Backups Using cPanel

  1. Login to cPanel: Enter your cPanel credentials to login.

  2. Navigate to JetBackup: Once inside cPanel, locate the JetBackup section.

  3. Select Backup Type: In the JetBackup dashboard, you can choose what type of backup you want to restore: 'Full Account Backups', 'File Backups', 'Database Backups', 'Email Backups', or 'DNS Zone Backups'.

  4. Choose a Backup to Restore: After selecting the backup type, a list of available backups will appear. Choose the backup you wish to restore and click on the 'Restore' button.

  5. Follow the Restore Process: Follow the prompts to confirm and initiate the restore process. Depending on the size of your backup, the process can take some time.

  6. Confirm Restoration: Once the process is complete, you'll receive a notification confirming the successful restoration of your backup.

Remember, if you encounter any trouble or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team. Also, if you're looking for alternative ways to backup your files without using the cPanel backup option, read this article.


Data backup and restoration is an essential aspect of managing your website. With tools like JetBackup and cPanel, the process is streamlined and straightforward. By following this guide, you'll be able to restore your website from a backup with ease and confidence. As always, remember to keep your data safe and regularly update your backups. Happy hosting!

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