At Hostinger, we provide automated weekly backups for all our Web and Cloud hosting plans. In addition, if your hosting plan is Business or greater, you have daily backups enabled.
To download a backup, go to Websites → Manage, search for Backups on the sidebar, and click on it:
There, you will find the option to download files or databases.
To download your files, select Files backups:
Choose your preferred date from the drop-down menu and click on Next step:
After a moment, the list of files and directories in your hosting plan's home directory will appear. To download your website files, click on Download all files:
There's no need to select any particular folder because this feature is designed to automatically download all the files of all your websites within a particular hosting plan.
You will be notified with a pop-up that backup preparation has started. Click on Close in the popup window, and wait a few minutes. The time will vary depending on the size of your backup. When it is ready, click on Download Backup:
The downloaded archive will be in .tar.gz format and contain all of your account's files in it.
To download a database, select Database backups:
Choose the database from the list and click on Show databases to get the list of available dates:
Select the date, and click on Download:
A pop-up will appear indicating that the backup is in preparation. Click on Close in the popup window, and wait a few minutes. The time will vary depending on the size of your database backup.
Once it's ready, click on Download Backup:
The downloaded database will be in a compressed .sql.gz format.
Now that you have downloaded your files and databases to your local device, you can keep them securely stored and readily accessible whenever necessary.
Weekly backups are stored for 6 weeks, and daily backups for 7 days. After that time, older backups are permanently removed and are no longer available for backup or restoration
Backups are stored separately and, therefore do not count toward your disk quota