How to Backup a WordPress site (3 different methods)

Hi, I am kailash and in this article I will show you how to backup a WordPress site. Have you ever experienced an error while visiting a website, perhaps correct more than once. But some errors can stop the website from working or even wipe out your entire data, especially if there is a security like malware or hacking. And where issues are caused and backups play an essential role.

A WordPress backup is a copy or duplicate version of your site that you can use to recover it in an emergency. If you don’t have a backup file, either stored in your hosting account or an offsite location, there is a risk of rebuilding your website from scratch that will lose you credibility and revenue, especially if you take a step to prevent it. run online business. I will tell you about several ways to backup WordPress website.

Different Ways to Backup a WordPress Site

let’s start with the manual backup.

Using an FTP Client

You can conduct manual backup using an FTP client as described in this article. I will guide you using filezilla and hostinger’s hpanel log in to your hosting account, on menu bar select hosting find your website name and in file section scroll down click on manage and click on ftp accounts.

you will get ftp hostname ftp username and ftp password you can click on change ftp password if you haven’t set your ftp password yet or want to change it then open filezilla on a new window and click on all ftp in quick connect section Paste the details.

How to Backup a WordPress site (3 different methods)
By kailash

Fill in the Host text box with your FTP username followed by the FTP IP users and port number 21 as shown on each panel, to connect to the FTP server if you encounter an unknown certificate message. Hit the quick connect button, just always trust this certificate for future sessions and click OK now that your hosting account is connected to FileZilla.

You will need to look for the wordpress folder to access all the website files here in the thin domain directory, then right click on the public html folder of the site and select download file. Once all your wordpress files have been downloaded to your computer you will be notified Now you need to back up the database of the site through phpmyadmin from the hosting menu on your age panel scroll down to the database section and click on phpmyadmin Find the database name of your site from the list of current databases.

Then click on enter php my admin button check all box at bottom of page to select all tables and click on export select SQL from format drop-down menu and hit go to start download all steps After completing you now have all the website backup files on your computer.

Using Hosting CPanel

If you prefer not to use the FTP client. So you can also download your files directly from CPanel. So first log in to your hosting account, then under the hosting menu click the Manage button next to your website name, scroll down to the Files section and click Backup. Then select a date from the drop down menu before clicking on the next tab button in the menu.

Then select the files you can do a partial backup of or select the Public HTML folder to back up the entire site, then click Download and wait for the process to finish. Also don’t forget to back up database files under the same section, click on Database Backup, select your database name, then click on Show Database and choose the desired date and click on Download Both Website and Database Backup Files which is displayed in your age panel Available in the Backup section of.

If you use hosting on your single or shared hosting plans you will automatically get weekly backups but you have the option to add daily backups to your current hosting plan.

Using the UpdraftPlus Plugin

If you wish, you can also back up your WordPress website using the updraftplus plugin. Keep in mind that each plugin may have a different interface, but the overall method should be the same. Open the Plugin menu on your WordPress admin dashboard, then select Add New Type Updraft Plus on the Search Plugin bar and click Enter.

Once you find the plugin install it and next navigate through settings click on activate and choose updraft plus backup a pop up to manually back up your site by clicking on the backup now button on the backup restore tab -up will appear so that you can choose to backup a database to include specific files such as themes and plugins or you can choose both.

Then click on backup once finished the backup entry will appear under the existing backup section on the same page you will be able to restore the download or delete the backup from this section. You can schedule automatic backups by going to the Settings tab, then select your preferred time from the drop down menu, then time select the elements you want to back up automatically, then save the changes.

Restoring Your Backup

Now let’s talk about how to restore the files that you have downloaded.

Using an FTP Client

Now that you have downloaded the backup files, let’s move on to the steps to restore your data using an ftp client, you will need to upload the website backup files back to your site.

First connect to the ftp client and open the public html folder on the right. of the screen then navigate to the folder containing the downloaded files on the left side of your screen, select the files you want to upload and then right click on them click upload to start the import, you will get access to php my admin The database tables should also be imported via.

Using Hosting CPanel

Scroll down to the Databases section on each panel, select php my admin, and then enter php my admin. Next click to locate the files Choose File button or sql.zip format Leave the rest of the settings as they are and click the Go button at the bottom of the page on each panel to download them to restore your website files Similar steps are required.

You need to go to the Backup section, choose Select button under Files backup menu, select the date and you will find your backup files select people to restore and click on Restore files button on the pop-up window Click on Restore once again and wait for the process to complete, then restore your database files by clicking on the Select button under the Database Backup menu Select your database name and date and then click Restore on the pop-up window Click on Restore and wait for the restore process to finish.

Using the UpdraftPlus Plugin

Using a WordPress plugin the restore process is rather simple. Navigate to the Settings section on the WordPress admin dashboard, then under the Backup Restore tab choose Updraft Plus Backup, under the Existing Backups section find Backup History, select Restore Components to Restore Select then finally click next press the restore button and wait for the process to finish.

Final word

So those are three different ways how to back up a WordPress website. How Often Should You Back Up Websites? This will depend on the updates you apply to the site’s content or design. For example when you publish a new post or update there is a significant change.

Creating new backup files to theme your site is a good practice, even though many web hosting providers, including Hostinger, allow you to set up automatic site backups. I recommend storing copies of your website files and database in separate locations.

Also if you have other questions about conducting a WordPress backup don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments and we will be happy to help. Share it with your friends if you find this tutorial helpful.

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