Which files and directories are excluded by Site Backup in my cPanel hosting?
Note: Site Backup hasn’t been sold as a new product since January 2018. For our new backup solution, see What is Website Backup?
You can view which files and directories Site Backup does not back up.
- Log in to your GoDaddy account.
- Click Web Hosting.
- Next to the cPanel account you want to use, click Manage.
- From the cPanel home page, in the Backup area, click Manage next to your backup information.
- In the Websites area, next to the site you're using, click (Select Directories).
The files and directories that Site Backup doesn't back up display in the Exclusions section. Here's how to tell which one of these are files and directories:
|Directory||The directory name||tmp|
|Individual files||The file name||db1.sql|
|File types||A period entered by the file extension||.sql|
You can manage your exclusions, as well:
|Remove exclusions||Clicking x in the exclusion's tile.|
|Add exclusions||In the Exclusions field, enter the exclusion you want to create using the structure outlined in the table above.|