Previous Post An guides you through basic wordpress security. But security alone is not enough, you need to know how to backup wordpress website to avoid hacker attack or hosting side losing your data.
Why do you need to backup your wordpress website?
Anything can happen that you can’t predict. first blogger famous in the field of graphic design has encountered an unfortunate incident of wiping out data on the website.
Thus, you can see that backing up data is a must to avoid unnecessary risks.
Right below, An will guide you step by step to backup your wordpress website.
Instructions to backup wordpress website manually in 2 steps
Step 1 Backup wordpress hosting source hawkhost
You log in to the hosting Cpanel interface and navigate to the “file manager“.
In the left column, you choose the correct folder containing your website source.
Continue by clicking the button “Select All” to select all existing files.
At the top there will be a button “compress” you click that button.
You choose the format as “zip Archive“.
This place you will name according to the following structure for easy management: “year.month.day_name of website.zip“. -> click the button “compress files“.
Now you find the compressed file in the folder and right-click the file to select “download” about computers.
Step 2 Backup database hosting hawkhost
At the Cpanel administration screen on your hosting, go to the “phpMyAdmin“.
You choose the database name of your website.
At this point, you select the button “export“.
Everything you leave as default and then click the “perform” is the file to be downloaded.
After downloading the file, you should add a time in front of the file name for easy management
Step 3 Store to google drive
After you have downloaded 2 backup files on the hosting to store on your computer, but to avoid the case that the machine is damaged in the middle, or the hard drive dies, An recommends that you back up more on google drive.
Each google gmail account allows you to store 15gb for free on google drive
Note: You need to secure your gmail account before backing up the data here. If you have not secured gmail, then read the article below of An.
See more: Instructions for securing gmail accounts. (this is an article on how to secure facebook account, but there is a gmail account security section, you just need to read this part)
First you need to log in to your gmail account and click on the “drive“.
You click the “new” in the left corner.
Select the “folder“.
Name the folder and then press the “create“.
You go into the folder and then right-click and select “file upload“. You find 2 backup files and upload here.
Because An’s website has many changes, on average, An backups the website once every week on average.
Depending on the data situation that you update on the website, you decide the time to back up the website yourself.
With this manual backup wordpress website has the disadvantage of being a bit extreme and sometimes you forget.
Good luck with your practice and remember to read the next lessons!
Lesson 27: Instructions on how to secure a basic wordpress website
Lesson 29: Instructions to restore wordpress website manually