Scheduled Backups

Shared and Reseller:

You may create manual backups, such as the full backup. You cannot schedule backups. We do not supply a script which can backup your data, nor can we help you use such a script.

Linux Dedicated and VPS with cPanel

To configure automatic backups on your VPS or Dedicated Linux server, you must have cPanel installed. Click the link above for a step by step guide on how to schedule automatic backups.

Windows Dedicated and VPS with Plesk 10:

You can create a scheduled backup in Plesk. Go to Home > Websites & Domains and click the Backup Manager link, then the Scheduled Backup Settings icon.

Plesk 9:

You can create a scheduled backup in Plesk. Go to Server Management > Tools & Utilities and click the Backup Manager link, then the Scheduled Backup Settings icon.


HostGator Backup System

Please remember that our backups are intended for emergency situations. You should not rely on our backups as the only copy of your content.

Accounts found to be exceeding the 100,000 inode limit will automatically be removed from our backup system to avoid over-usage.

Any shared account using more than 20 gigs of disk space will be removed from our off site weekly backup, with the the exception that databases shall continue to be backed up.