Regular backups are a critical aspect of website management, ensuring data safety in case of technical issues or security breaches. This guide will walk you through setting up scheduled backups for your website and database on Cubes Hosting using Directadmin.

Understanding Backup Importance

Backups protect your website from data loss due to hacking, server failures, or accidental deletions. Automated scheduled backups ensure regular backup without manual intervention, keeping your website and database data up-to-date and secure.

Scheduling Website Backups in Directadmin

Directadmin offers an intuitive interface for setting up automated backups. Follow these steps:

  • Log into your Cubes Hosting Directadmin panel.
  • Navigate to the 'System Info & Files' section.
  • Click on 'Create/Restore Backups'.
  • In the backup options, select the components you wish to include in the backup (e.g., web files, email accounts, databases).
  • Set a schedule for your backups. You can choose daily, weekly, or monthly backups depending on your requirements.
  • Save your settings to activate scheduled backups.

Directadmin will automatically perform backups based on your chosen schedule, storing them in a specified directory or cloud storage, if configured.

Scheduling Database Backups

For databases, particularly for dynamic sites like those built with CMSs, frequent backups are crucial. To schedule database backups:

  • Within the Directadmin panel, navigate to the 'MySQL Databases' section.
  • Locate the database you want to back up and access its options.
  • Select the backup schedule and set it according to your needs.
  • Ensure you have set a secure storage location for your database backups.

Note: It’s recommended to store backups in a location different from your server, such as cloud storage, to safeguard against server-wide issues.

Best Practices for Scheduled Backups

While setting up scheduled backups, consider the following best practices:

  • Regular Monitoring: Regularly check your backup processes to ensure they are running as expected.
  • Storage Management: Monitor your storage space to prevent issues due to insufficient storage.
  • Backup Testing: Periodically test your backups to ensure they are working and can be restored successfully.
  • Secure Storage: Keep your backups in a secure location with limited access to prevent unauthorized use.


Setting up scheduled backups for your website and database is a crucial part of maintaining your website's integrity and data security. By following these steps and best practices on Cubes Hosting using Directadmin, you can ensure that your site’s data is regularly backed up and secure.

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