Login to the cPanel of your hosting account. Find and open the File Manager tool.
Once inside the File Manager, ensure that you are in the home directory of your hosting account (it is usually in /home/username/ format). You will see two directories, etc and mail.
Right click the etc directory and select Compress.
In the next window, you will see four archive types that you can use:
gzipalgorithm. These archives are usually used by Linux users and offer decent compression ratios.
Bzip2algorithm, which offers better compression than .tar.gz, however, the algorithm is slower.
Select Zip Archive as the compression type for maximum compatibility. Leave the name unchanged for easy restoration in the future. Click Compress File(s) to compress the archive.
Perform the same steps for the mail directory as well.
In order for your backup to be safe, you must download it to your local machine. A backup archive stored on the hosting account itself is not secure or reliable.
Right click the
etc.zip archive and select Download. Do the same thing for the
mail.zip archive. Your archives will then be downloaded to your machine.
Your e-mail accounts and messages are now downloaded and safely backed up on your local computer inside these archives.