In this article we are going to show you how to download an up to date version of one of your databases directly from cPanel. It’s very simple and ensures you can keep an up to date backup of your database which is recommended. 

1. Login to your cPanel: You can find your cPanel login details in the email we send you when you setup the account or you can connect directly from your Smughost account.

2. Find and Click “Backup” under the “Files” tab on your cPanel.

3. Now simply find the database you want to download under the “Download a MySQL Database” section and click on that database. The download will then begin.

4. Your download will start and you may have to choose a location to save the file depending on the browser you use. The time it takes to download depends on the size of your database and your Wifi connection.

You will now have an up to date version of your database and you can use this method as much as you need for all of the databases you need backups for.


Thank you for reading, we hope this has helped and if you have any questions or need help, get in touch!