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Backing Up WordPress Site

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by Tzahi, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Tzahi

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    I have a blog - Removed - and I wanted to ask if it safe to use file manager in cpanel for archiving entire directories and files or its better and safer use a wordpress backup plugin ?
     
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    One thing about using a WordPress plugin is many of them have the ability to restore.
     
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    You can't just use File Manager because that only provides access to the files - generally the database housing your WP content is far more important. That being said, a backup plugin for WP is ideal but you could also just generate a full cPanel backup as well. Make sure of course to store it elsewhere.
     
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    Hello :)

    Yes, as mentioned, your MySQL database is the key item you should backup. This document explains how you can backup your account through cPanel, assuming your hosting provider has enabled the feature:

    Backup Wizard - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    Thank you.
     
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