- Provides great peace of mind in adverse situations such as site breaches, server crashes, system errors, or sudden deletions.
- When a hosting company suspends user accounts, then backup helps in easy access and recovery of data for personal use.
- Backups are useful at a time when hackers are injecting unwanted data into databases. Backups help in cleaning up unwanted data or tables.
- Site owners may lose some data or have corrupted websites due to server hacking or using incompatible plugins. If we have the knowledge to return a website to its original appearance using backups, the situation will be handled securely.
- On e-commerce websites, all important data should not be lost while tracking transactions.
- Backups are created to avoid external threats, unexpected developer errors, corrupted databases, website breakdowns, or any other disruption.
- The process that involves exporting and importing a web database -site during site migration may result in the loss of some data that can be restored by backups.
- Completely at the mercy of your hosting company is not recommended.
- Most hosting company backups are not specifically designed for WordPress. This can lead to some incompatibility issues.
- Your company may not schedule backups regularly to meet all of the recovery requirements in the event of a sudden failure.
- Restoring a single site can be tedious work without restore all sites of the user account.
- The user may not receive any notification about the backup failure.
- Automation Capability:It should be able to automate WordPress backups.
- Backup Frequency.User should check the frequency of backups if that’s enough for recovery.
- Storage Locations:if your solution supports cloud storage like Google Drive or Dropbox, that’s enough.
- Recoverability:The user should look for the convenience of restoring files and databases on our system.
- Partial or full backups.Some backup solutions copying retains only the database despite storing the complete website data. It’s always best to look for full backups.
- Site migration.It should be possible to provide a WordPress migration service.
- WordPress blog content
- WordPress files
- All config files in the root
- Home directory that consists of from site themes, plugins and uploaded content.
- MySQL database, which consists of messages, drafts, information about message tags and comments.
- Forwarded emails, mail filters and their settings.
- Settings of your site.
- Requisites of registered users of the site.
Login to the respective web host’s control panel and select "Backup Wizard" under "Files".
In cPanel, log into the server side of your hosting account and naively go to the File Manager section. Within that, we have full or partial backup options as needed. Note. A partial backup is more reliable because it allows the user to restore their database if the user is on the same host.
mysqldump -u [username] -p [password] [DBname] > backupFile.sqlWhere username - this is the MySQL username, password - this is the MySQL password, DBname - this is the database to be backed upand backupFile.sql- this is the name of the SQL file in which the backup script is saved. By default, backupFile.sqlis stored in the same folder from which the command is executed. Note. In the command line syntax, include a space before the [name user], but NOT in front of the [password] parameter. When the user wants to restore the database, replace > to
After logging in, we have all the tables in the left column of the toolbar screen.
Then the user must select the database option with WP prefix on the left for the WordPress database.
After selecting the database, select the "" tab.
By clicking on the WordPress database or other database name, the user can expand the list of all tables presented in this particular database. Exporting a backup file is done in two ways. They are as follows:
- Fast - display only minimal parameters:
User can choose default option in SQL format or choose any other format like CSV, PDF to save WordPress database.
Click on the GO button and the last step is done to save the backup file.
- Custom - display all possible options:the user can select certain format options and many others in this user option.
Note. If the main purpose is backup, then SQL, CSV, XML are the preferred formats for backup files.
Note: Incase for very large database dumps please , change the php.inifile before restarting the server.
Here are some of them:
- All-in-One WP Migration
- WP Database Backup
- WP Remote
- Import Export WordPress Users
FileZilla - it is a free, reliable and powerful open source file transfer tool. In FileZilla, go to the right quadrant and select the public_htmlfolder for all website content. The public_html folder is also called www, the root folder named after your site. To log into the FTP client, the user needs a hostname, username, password, and port. Click the QuickConnect button to connect to the server.
Once the connection is established, it will just pop up a message. The user should be able to find their website folder on the right side of the "Remote Site: " panel. Select the files and folders on the server and the user can drag and drop it to the local system from the left side of the panel. Local system files and folders are displayed on the left side of the panel.
- Using an automatic plugin to restore WordPress databases on any cloud service.
- Using plugins such as BackupBuddy, that are automatically saved to Google Drive and many other cloud services.
- Automatic system backup is installed on the user’s site.
- Use by yourself developed manual scripts.
- Using the site hosting own backup system.
- Sending a copy of the user’s backup files outside the site.
- Schedule regular backups based on daily or weekly full backups.