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WordPress: Backups

Backups create duplicate files of your site in order to prevent loss. If your database gets erased or corrupted, you could lose everything you have written and this can be for reasons you cannot control.

This guide will explain two methods to backup your WordPress Website.

1. Manual Backup Using the Installatron

Navigate to the Control Panel and search for ‘Installatron’. Click the ‘Installatron Applications Installer’ under the ‘Software’ heading.

Installatron cPanel

Go to the website that you wish to backup under the ‘My Applications’ heading.

Installatron my applications

Click the small checkbox in the upper right hand corner of your website’s section. This will highlight the section as shown below.

Check the box to the right of the icons

Once highlighted, click ‘Backup’ in the bottom right of the section.

Click Backup below

This will display information about the backup such as size and allows you to label it although this is optional. Click ‘Backup’ when ready.

Installatron Backups

To view all backups and check if it was successful, click the ‘My Backups’ tab near the top of the page.

My Backups

You can also remove backups here by clicking ‘Delete’.

Remove Backups

2. Using a Backup Plugin

Navigate to the WP admin section of your website. Using the menu on the left, click on ‘Add New’ under the ‘Plugins’ heading.

WordPress Backup plugins

Search for ‘Backup’ using the search bar located in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Search Backup

This gives you a variety of plugins that will allow you to easily backup your WordPress Website.

Click ‘Install Now’ on the desired plugin. In this example I will be using the UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin.

Click Install now

Click the ‘Activate’ icon which will replace the ‘Install Now’ icon once the plugin has been installed.

Activate the plugin

This will automatically direct you to the ‘Installed Plugins’ section.

WordPress plugins

Click ‘Settings’.

Backup plugin

Then click ‘Backup Now’.

Current Status

Here you can choose what to backup. Once satisfied, click ‘Backup Now’.

Click Backup Now

If the backup was successful, there will be a log message specifying the time of completion.

Backup Success Notification

Under the ‘Existing Backups’ tab you can restore, delete and view the logs of previous backups.

Existing Backups

Under the ‘Settings’ tab you can schedule backups at regular time periods and specify where to store backup.

Schedule Backups in Settings

Updated on 15th December 2018

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