How to Backup your Website

How to Backup your Website

Good website administration requires making backups of your account regularly and storing them somewhere safe yourself. You also need to download backups

Backup your website files

The best way to backup your website files is by downloading them using a desktop FTP client.

  1. Open an FTP connection to your account. More info.
  2. Find the htdocs folder of the website you're trying to back up.
  3. Download the htdocs folder to your computer. In FileZilla, this is as easy as dragging the htdocs directory from the pane on the right to the left.

Backup your databases

You can download database backups through phpMyAdmin.

  1. Login to the control panel of your account.
  2. Click the phpMyAdmin button.
  3. Click the Connect Now button next to the database you would like to update.
  4. Go to the Export tab.
  5. Click the Start button.
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