Here’s the full tutorial on creating automated cPanel backups. Use this form to generate a PHP backup script that creates a cPanel backup.

If you’d like the raw code instead of filling out the form below, visit the Github repo.

To enable automatic uploads of backups to an FTP server, fill out the FTP form fields. If you wish to disable the remote FTP upload feature, simply leave the FTP server field blank and your backups will be saved in your home directory on the cPanel server (the default location).

Your cPanel URL (?):
cPanel username:
cPanel password:
FTP Server:
FTP Username:
FTP Password:
FTP Port:
FTP Directory:


The source code for this script generator can be found on my Github. The PHP code is an upgraded/updated version of this original script from 2006.

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49 Comments on "cPanel Auto Backup Script Generator"

Works! Thanks for this!

I get 301 Moved server error

Is there a script for paper_latern theme? Your solution is great, but works only on X3 theme.

Thanks a lot for the solution on Cpanel auto back up.


Another issue when we try if cpanel password contain (+) character it also not working. It say fail to authenticate.

On line 40 of:




curl_escape ( $params )

Doesn’t work for me either.

Not working for me either on Hostgator cPanel as of December 30th, 2015.