How to Backup WordPress site completely using UpdraftPlus plugin
Backup is the most essential part of any online business. If you do not take backup of your WordPress site and an issue happens with your blog, you will not be able to restore your blog or website and your hard work will be worthless.
If you don’t want to waste your hard work, make a full backup of your WordPress site. Here we will tell you how to backup WordPress site completely.
There are so many ways to a take backup WordPress site. You can create a full backup of your site by using a good WordPress backup plugin from the WordPress repository. Furthermore, you can also take backup your site by cPanel of your web hosting. But here we will use a WordPress plugin.
Why is it necessary to back up WordPress blogs
Backup is very important for any new and old blogs. Cause It is possible that there may be many problems with your blog and in such a situation, backup only keeps your blog alive.
- Your hosting company may be shut down.
- Your hosting company suspends your blog due to high memory usage.
- Any hacker can hack your blog.
- Sometimes your WordPress database may be corrupted due to some reason
- Blog breaks during coding
You can easily restore your blog when this kind of problem occurs. In simple words, if there is an issue with your blog, then you can easily restore your blog.
However, I do not want such a problem to be with you, but if you are a blogger then any kind of problem may arise in front of you. Therefore, you should back up your WordPress site or blog timely.
So let’s get started, how to take a complete backup of WordPress site…..
How to Backup WordPress site completely
First, visit WordPress repository and install and activate the UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin on your site. If you don’t know how to install the plugin, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
After installing the plugin, click on Settings >> UpdraftPlus Backup >> Settings. This will take you to the settings page of UpdraftPlus.
This plugin also offers to manually backup your blog.
Now go to the Current Status tab and click on Backup Now button.
This backup plugin will bring a new page. Here you can select the file data for your site back up.
Your backup will now start. After the backup process is completed, you can download it on your computer.
Now you can restore your blog anytime with this backup file. This method is very easy but not completely secure. Suppose your computer gets damaged then your backup file will also be lost.
That’s why we should keep the backup file in the remote storage. With this, you can restore your WordPress blog from anywhere.
How to send backup data to the Remote Storage
Google Drive is the best for remote storage. In addition, you can use Dropbox, but the Dropbox storage limit is very low.
First, go to Settings >> UpdraftPlus Backup >> Settings and click on Google Drive.
Now scroll down and click on Authenticate with Google.
In the next step sign to your Gmail account in which you want to take backup of your WordPress site. Now, UpdraftPlus will access your Google account, so click on the Allow button.
Again a new page will open in front of you. Click on Complete setup.
Now your Google Drive has Authenticated with UpdraftPlus. When you back up your WordPress site, you can send the backup file in the remote storage with one click.
How to Restore WordPress Backup Files with the UpdraftPlus Plugin
First click on Settings >> UpdraftPlus Backup >> Existing Backup and click refresh. Then click the Restore button.
A new popup will open in front of you. Here you can select the file according to your needs to restore backups.
Now, the restore process will start on your site. You can comment for any questions or suggestions related to this article.
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