How to backup my website? This is the question which worries many bloggers. It’s always recommended that for your vulnerable period you should have the backup of your website and database. Many bloggers face problem while doing backup manually. It’s because many Web Host don’t provide automatic backup service. Theirs clients need to do it their own. In this post I am going to let you know that you can backup your website very easily.
You have to do backup using cPanel. You may have provided cPanel from your Web Host using which you can do full backup for your website which includes your database, home directory and much more. There are some simple steps you have to take for the completion of this process.
How to do backup using cPanel?
As I have mentioned above that you have to use the cPanel you have provided by your Web Host company. Follow the below written steps:
Step 1). Log in to your cPanel and go to your accounts area and cPanel. You will find many different sections. Just go to Backups Manager and click to “create backup”. A new window will come in front of you.
Step 2). Here you will see the option to do full backup of your WordPress site with database. You will see an option to “download and generate a full website backup”. If you want to do full backup then click at the option and again a new screen will come in front of you.
Step 3). If any backup is already available for download then you will see it under the message “Backups Available For Download”. And if no backup file is shown then you have to generate your backup file which can be done by clicking at “Generate Backup”. You will be given options to fill your e-mail to get notifications after the completion of backup. You can choose the destination for your backup file.
As backup is in a rar file which you have to download. After the completion of this backup one file will go to the destination you choose and another will be downloaded to your computer. I suggest you to choose “Home Directory” so that you can find it easily later when you need it.
Step 4). After clicking at “Generate Backup” a new message showing that full backup is in progress will be shown to you. After waiting for sometime if you have to click at “Go back” option.Step 5). You will notice that you have one backup file in the queue to download. Click at the file and your download will start.
How to do partial backup using cPanel?
I have explained about doing backup your website completely. Now here I am to tell you that you can do the partial backup for your website. This partial backup will consist only the ‘home directory’ of your website.
As I have mentioned above that you have to go to backups manager->create backup and a new window will appear to you. Here you will see that in the downward side you have an option to do partial backup for your website. Click at “Home Directory” your partial backup will start.
Now it’s up to you that you want to do backup WordPress site and Database or just Home Directory
Having backup of your website is really important. If you face some hard time then you will in need to upload you full data again which can be only done if you have backup. You can do backup using cPanel very easily but still if you face any problem then you can contact me. I will try to solve your problem at my best.:)