How To Back Up Your website

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Backup Your WordPress Website

Nothing always works perfectly, this is especially true in the world of technology and computers.  Crashes and coding conflicts will happen that will effect the performance of your website.  If you haven’t taken steps to safeguard your website (such as a backup) then you may be in for a painful time.

Backup Plugin

There isn’t a way to backup your website and database directly from the CMS control panel directly without installing a backup plugin.  This plugin will backup your website files and database and store on your computer.  Go to your plugin directory to search for plugins straight through the WordPress system.  If you are unsure about how to install plugins, see out plugin how to guide.

Hosting Control Panel

An alternative option for backing up your website is using your hosting control panel options.  This creates a zipped up file saved to your computer, however, many people don’t either have access to their hosting control panel, or are unsure how to use it.  A tutorial will be linked to form this blog post, for the control panel that we use, however, many c-panels are different, so it will only be of use to some people.

FTP

FTP is another option to backup the website files, however, you will not be able to download the database files through an FTP system.  A popular choice of FTP programs is a free software program called Filezilla.  This program allows you to connect to your websites server, and directly access the websites files to download and upload to and from your computer.