Being a website owner is quite a task and as a part of maintenance, you should regularly back up your WordPress website. Most bloggers out there use some sort of plugin or a back up service to back up their WordPress site regularly. So that, they can restore their back up when untold things happen. But, apart from using automated back up plugins and services, it is a good thing to know how you can back up in a traditional way without paying anything extra. Actually this method is pretty helpful whenever you are doing something major with your server. So in this article, let us see how to create a full back up of your WordPress site using the built-in options of cPanel.
So in this article, let us see how to create a full back up of your WordPress site using the built-in options of cPanel.
Create a Full Backup in cPanel
To create a full backup, login into your hosting providers cPanel. If you don’t know how to access the cPanel of your website, then do take assistance from your web hosting provider. Once you are inside the cPanel, search and click on the link “Backup Wizard.”
The above action will take to the backup wizard. Here click on the link “Backup” to continue.
Since we are going to create a full backup, click on the “Full Backup” link. This full backup option backups everything in your hosting account.i.e, from your files to databases to emails. As you can see from the image below, you can also create partial backups for other individual parts of your website like the Home Directory, Emails, and Databases.
The above action will take you to a screen where you can select the backup destination and email address to send you a message when the backup is completed. Also, if there are any previous backups in your account, they will be listed in this screen. Just select the backup destination and click on the “Generate Backup” button to start creating a full backup of your WordPress website.
Once the backup is completed, you will receive an email letting you know the same. You can either download the backup by logging into your cPanel or using the FTP account provided by your web hosting provider.
That’s all there is to do and it is that simple to create a full backup using the cPanel. This guide is only meant to be used as an alternative and don’t ignore the other dedicated backup methods like using WordPress plugins or other automatic backup services like VaultPress.
Hopefully that helps and do comment below if you face any problems while creating full backup using the cPanel.