If you want to backup your website at HostGator, you will need to:

  1. Log in to your HostGator's cPanel.
  2. Click on Backups menu in the Files section.
  3. Under Full Backup section, select Generate/ Download a Full Website Backup.
  4. Select the Home Directory option from the Backup Destination drop-down menu.
  5. Specify your Email Address if you want to get a notification when the backup is complete. 
  6. Click Generate Backup, which will make a backup for you and place the tar.gz file inside of your home directory. 
  7. Now you can then download the backup via cPanel, FTP or SSH! :)

NOTE: You can also check articles on how to backup websites at Bluehost and GoDaddy

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