Take Complete Website Backup Manually (WordPress Files + Database) with cPanel: Do you want to take the WordPress blog backup without using a plugin? Do you want to save the website data on the local computer? If yes, then read the step-by-step guide on how to take website backup manually on Hostgator with cPanel.
Why Do You Need To Take The Backup?
- In the case of any miss happening like server crash, hacking… you need all the website data to restore the blog.
- If you are going to change the hosting server, then you need all the blog files.
So, if you have taken a proper backup of WordPress files and database, then you can easily restore your blog anytime.
How to Take Complete Website Backup Manually on Hostgator?
Sometimes, the WordPress Backup plugins do not work properly. So in that case, you will have to take the full backup manually.
It is a bit time-consuming process but 100% safe and secure!
So how can you exactly take complete website backup manually?
Well, here is a step-by-step guide.
- Create the Complete Backup of WordPress Files. [Explained Below]
- Create the Complete Backup of MySQL Database. [Explained Below]
Using this guide, you can take the complete backup of your WordPress website i.e. all WordPress files with images and MySQL database.
Create the Backup of WordPress Files
Step 1: Go to the cPanel and Under the Files > Click on the File Manager.
Step 2: Select The Document Root (last option) For You Website.
Step 3: Select all the WordPress Files and Click on the Compress at the Top.
Step 4: Compress Screen Will Open, Select the Compression Type: Zip Archive and change the .zip file name from wp-admin.zip to blog_backup.zip (or whatever name) and Click on the Compress Button.
Step 4: Now After that Download the .zip file and Save it on the Local Computer.
Now, you have backed up all your site files and folders successfully.
After the WordPress files backup, just check the name of the database from wp-config.php file so you can take the backup of the right database.
- Open the wp-config.php file.
- Find the name of Database [Example: define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database_name’);]
Create the Backup of Database
Step 1: Go to the cPanel and Under the Databases, Click on the phpMyAdmin option.
Step 2: Select the Database (‘database_name’) from Right Side.
Step 3: Click on Export and Select Export Method: Quick, Format: SQL.
Step 4: Click on the ‘GO’ Button to Take the Backup of Database.
You can use this backup to restore your blog in any case of miss happening. Click here to learn how to restore WordPress blog?
So using this procedure, you can easily take complete website backup manually and save it on the local computer.
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