This script was initially designed to run on cPanel based webxites, but it can actually run on any shared host, I have used it on Plesk based 1and1 hosting as well. cPanel is one of the most popular control panels for web hosts. If you have a shared hosting account that uses cPanel then you may have discovered that backing up your mysql data and the physical files in your webspace is not an automated process. In addition if you only have plain FTP and not sFTP access, transferring all your web files and SQL data over an insecure connection could be a security risk. (more…)