Since you are reading this article, I am pretty sure you are new I the website business and you do not how to back up your WordPress website by using the cPanel.
If so then I have to say that you are in the right place because I am going to talk about the detail process of back upping your WordPress website from cPanel.
All you need to do is to read the article very carefully because this process is a little bit difficult, especially for the new people. So pay full attention and read each and every point very clearly so that you get the point and implement it as I say.
I know there are some other ways to back up your file by using plugging or other tools. But you should know this process as well since it is going to be the most effective one. So without any further delay, let’s get started. Here we go.
Backup Your WordPress Site by using your cPanel
We are going to make this process into two parts so that you can understand easily and the process becomes easy for you. First, we will back up the WordPress files and then we will back up the WordPress database.
Back up WordPress files
In order to do that you need to log in to your cPanel first. Add a slash (/) after your website address and then type cPanel. For example, if your site address is mysite.com then you need to type mysite.com/cPanel.
After a successful login, go to the file manager option. You will find this option under the file section. It might be different based on the hosting type or company but you will find it in the cPanel for sure.
Then go to the file manager by clicking on that and then you will see the wp directories as well as files there. Select and compress all the files that have wp prefix. For example, you will see wp-admin, wp-includes and others. So select them and compress.
After doing this, you will be requested to provide a location where you want to save these files. You can rename the files now for better convenience. Of course, this is not mandatory at all.
Now download the compressed file. At this point, you might encounter a problem that is not uncommon. If you face so, you need to download it by FTP. So do it any way you want and possible.
And finally, upload these files wherever you want and then delete the compressed files that you have made by using your cPanel. Dropbox or Google drive can be good option for your back up. However, you can use anything else.
This is the way you can back up your files from cPanel. Now it is time for showing you how you can back up your WordPress database by using cPanel.
Back up your WordPress database by using cPanel
In this part, you need to again login to your cPanel. Of course, if you are already logged in then you do not need to log in again. You need to know your database name as well. If you do not know the name then there is a way of knowing it, just follow me.
Go to the files manager once again and then click on wp-config.php. You will see the database name. it is as simple as that.
Now find the Phpmyadmin option. This option is generally available in the database option. However, if you do not find it there, search thoroughly your cPanel and you will find it. Also, you can use the sear option of your browser as well.
After clicking the option, you will redirect to a new interface where you can see the export option. Click on the Export option and then customize these options.
First set the files type of your back up the database to GZIP or ZIP. And then set the maximum length of created query to zero. This will help you avoid the truncation of queries. Then hit go. You are done.
Now upload the file toy our Dropbox or Google drive, wherever you want.
These are the simplest way to back up your database as well as your files. This is important to back up your files because you never know when your site will be hacked. As an owner of the site, you must be prepared all the time for the worst situation so that you can store all of your database as well as files after recovering the site. So remember the steps and thanks me later.