How To Back Up Wordpress Files Through Cpanel?

How To Back Up Wordpress Files Through Cpanel?
Geekers -  Backing up files, one of the important things that is often overlooked by many website owners.

They don't pay attention to how important it is to back up the files on their website. In the past, I had an error tinkering with my own website. I am a person who likes to learn new things and at that time I tried tweaking my website so that it looks more interesting.

I've been tinkering with code like PHP and coworkers and the result is...

… blog is getting destroyed, hahaha not more interesting but it makes my eyes sore looking at it.

To be honest, at that time I was very confused, the backup file was also missing and my second mistake was that I didn't see the time before. I fiddled with it in the afternoon, where my blog's visitors were busy at that time.

As a result, I had to keep my laptop on for about 5 hours just to get my blog back to its original appearance.

How to Backup Wordpress Files Through Cpanel

You really have to back up your website regularly to avoid unwanted things such as damaged files due to the fault of the website owner itself (as in my case), errors on the hosting you are using or being hacked by irresponsible parties. .

'Prevention is better than cure', maybe this proverb must be applied by all website owners, one way is to back up website files. Without going into detail, here's how to back up files on a WordPress-based website:

List of contents

   * How to Backup Wordpress Files Through Cpanel

   + 1. Backing up databases

   + 2. Backing up wp-content files

1. Backing up databases

There are two important components that you should back up, namely the database and the wp-content file. First of all we will back up the database first.

We can back up the database via phpmyadmin or use a WordPress plugin like BackWPup.

The first way: Backup database using phpmyadmin

1. Login to your Cpanel account.

2. Then select phpMyAdmin on the Databases menu.

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3. You will see a display on the phpmyadmin menu as shown in the following image. Select the database (where your website is located) that you want to backup, then select the Export tab.

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4. After that click the Go button to download the database file.

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The second way: Using a plugin

1. Install your favorite backup plugin. In this tutorial, I use the BackWPup plugin.

2. After finishing installing the backup plugin. Enter the Dashboard menu and simply click the Download database backup button to download your website database.

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2. Back up the wp-content files

When finished backing up the database, the second step is to back up the wp-content file.

I usually back up wp-content files via cpanel and for some of my websites that use vps, I tend to prefer using ftp software like Filezilla.

1. Login to your Cpanel account.

2. Select File Manager on the Files menu.

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3. A display will appear as shown below. Please select Go to continue.

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4. Then select wp-content. You can't download it directly, you have to compress it first. Please click the Compress button located on the top right side.

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5. Select Zip Archive, then click the Compress File(s) button.

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6. Wait a few seconds, you will see a display like the one below which indicates the compression process is complete. Please click the Close button.

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7. Look for the wp-content file that has the .zip format (usually located below). Then click the Download button to download the wp-content file.

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Alright, you have backed up two important files. Suppose your website has a problem, you just need to restore the two files.

Actually with the BackWPup plugin you can also back up wp-content.

This plugin is super, because you can backup your wp-content file automatically and it can be sent directly to your email or dropbox account. Cool, right? God willing, I will make the article, just keep watching this simple blog. See you later!

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