How to Backup a MySQL Database in cPanel

How do I Backup a MySQL Database in cPanel?

This article will cover how to perform a MySQL database backup in cPanel. Please note that you’ll need to be logged into cPanel before proceeding. If you’re not sure how to login to cPanel, please check out our guide: How to access cPanel. To generate a MySQL backup, please refer to the following steps


  1. Under the Databases section click phpMyAdmin



  1. PHPMy Admin will load in a new tab
  2. Select the database to backup on the left hand side
  3. Click Export on the toolbar
  4. Select Quick – display only the minimal options
  5. Format: SQL
  6. Click Go
  7. The backup will automatically download through your browser
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