Taking a backup of your WordPress blog is one of the most important tasks. Because at any time something can go wrong with your site. You can take backup your WordPress website files and databases using your hosting cPanel. Today we will discuss How to Take Backup of WordPress Site from cPanel.
Why WordPress Backup Is Important
- Any hacker can hack your blog and delete or infect your whole data on your site.
- When you edit any files on your blog and your site breaks for some reason, then you can restore your site through your backups.
- While transferring the blog from one hosting to another hosting you can use create WordPress backup.
and many other reasons…..
How to Take Backup of WordPress Site from cPanel
A WordPress blog has two parts,
- Files – Your WordPress files contain with WP core files, themes, plugins, images etc…...
- Database – Your WordPress Database contain posts, comments, users settings.
For a complete backup of any WordPress blog, you have to take backup of both files (files and database) and you can to take backup of WordPress site from cPanel or using a plugin. But here we use a manual method to Backup WordPress site.
Taking a manually backup of WordPress blog is very easy and it is also very easy to restore your WordPress blog from that backup.
So let’s start How to Backup WordPress site Manually…
How to Backup WordPress site Manually
1. First of all, log in to your hosting cPanel and then click on File Manager.
2. Then go to the Root folder (public_html) and click on the “Select All” checkbox, then click on the “Compress” button.
3. After clicking on Compress button a compression pop-up will open in front of you in which you have to select “Zip Archive” and click on the “Compress File(s)” button.
4. The backup of your file will now start and at the end of the backup, you will see a message. As you can see in the screenshot below,
5. Now, your WordPress website file has been backed up and you will see a “cgi-bin.zip” file in public_html which you have to Download in your computer.
How to take Backup MySQL Database of WordPress Blog Manually
1. Now you have to take backup of your WordPress blog’s database and for that, you have to click on the phpMyAdmin option in cPanel.
2. After this, select your database in phpMyAdmin and click on the “Export” tab.
3. And then click on “Go” button. In a while, the backup of your database will start downloading.
In this way, you can periodically take backup of website from cPanel.
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