As a blogger or owner of a website, we always try many new things for making our website/blog more useful and try to give a good users experience to our users.
This is a very risky task to try something which you never tried before or have no knowledge about that.
Am I right?
Imagine, You are playing a game and you have a lifeline to use when you will die in the game. So in this situation, you will play better and you will not afraid of taking risky or from hard level.
This is a fact that when you take risks you become successful in every field, it can be a game or real life.
We will discuss the same for the bloggers or the people who are running a website.
Some days ago, StayMeOnline was not working good because of my mistake one occurred and I was very afraid because I had not any backup to restore my bog again.
That time I realized my mistakes and I am happy because I learn from them. I have made some new habits to follow to make my blog immortal. If you want to read what is that habits then must read:
If you have a website or blog then you should be ready for these situations:
- Website/Blog Hijacked by Hacker
- Unknown errors
- Server Disaster
- Data Lost
I hope any of these situations will never come for you in future but you can not leave this to God.
God will not protect your website from hackers or errors because he has more important works to do. 🙂
You should be ready for all those situations, you may have to face them.
Anything can happen at some point in time.
So Be Prepared, Be Ready To Face Them.
If you have read that post where I have shared 4 blogging habits that every blogger should know to save their blog. There was one important habit was taking regularly Backup for your WordPress website.
What Is BackUp?
In information technology, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. Wikipedia
BackUp is a copy of your main and important files which you don’t want to lose at any cost. If in future, maybe they lose their data then that time this backup will come in work.
Why You Need BackUp?
Likewise, If in future you will lose all the data of your website, or someone hacks your website, or maybe someone knows your login details and delete your all data. That time you will lose all your work like.
- Your Online Presence
- All your traffic
- You will not able earn more from the website
If you are working from years or months then you will lose all your hard work which you did to get this. You have to do all this work again which is maybe equal to impossible for some people.
But if you have taken Backup of your website then no problem, you can upload your website again on your web host server.
Having backup is like Lifeline of the game you are playing where you can live again after death.
Necessary Files For BackUp
There are a lot of files in your WordPress website but you don’t need to take backup for all of them, there are some important files which you need to create copy for.
You always upload images, medias, and install the plugin on your WordPress website, all those things stored in this folder.
The wp-content folder is the main folder of your WordPress site. This folder contains all your images, themes and plugins which you have installed.
If you have Wp-Content folder backup file then you don’t need to install all your plugin again. You will have all the name of the plugin which you have installed before.
I am sure you are aware of the database word if you have a WordPress website.
WordPress stores all the data in a MySQL database. All your posts, pages, users, comments, and everything else is stored in this database.
This is another main file you need to take backup of, This database update frequently and this is the reason you should always take it’s backup frequently.
If you want to know more about the necessary files to BackUp then you must read this post:
How To Take Backup Manually?
I know there are tons of plugins available for taking WordPress Backup. But I will share the name and the tutorial in our upcoming posts.
Here you will learn how to take WordPress Backup manually? which is important to know you if you are running a WordPress website, means you should not depend on plugins always.
WP-Contents Backup Manually
I think you are using FTP for your website, if you are not using then do it right now. Because it will help you to connect to your website file manage quickly.
If you don’t know How to use FTP with WordPress then Must Read:
FTP Client can also help you to take backup of your WordPress files. Here we are also going to do same.
First, Connect your FTP client to your website. For this tutorial, I am going to use FileZilla you can use same or any others as you wish.
Then go to Public_html where all your website files placed, then find WP-Contents Folder.
Right-click on the folder and then Download or you can also double-click on the folder to download it.
This is all you need to backup your WP-Content Folder using FTP. Now let’s move to take Database Backup Manually.
WordPress Database Backup Manually
I am sure you are aware of PhpMyAdmin if not then follow these steps carefully.
First, Go to you Hosting provider and login Cpanle. Then find PhpMyAdmin option.
Click on the database, which you want to backup. Then click on the Export. As shown in the image.
Then Choose which files you want to export, for this you have to tick on the Custom as shown in the image.
Give a name to your file and leave all other settings as default. Scroll down to the bottom then you can see a GO button, click that to export your database.
Now you can know how easy is to backup WordPress manually. I will discuss the same with the help of plugin in our upcoming post.
Backup is very useful and always make sure to backup your WordPress regularly. And make a habit of taking backup as I did for me.
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