Let's take a look How to backup wordpress site using Cpanel, UpDraft & Hosting providers like GoDaddy, Hostgator, or Bluehost.

First Let's See How to backup wordpress site using Cpanel and hosting services like GoDaddy, Bluehost, HostGator, etc..

All Linux based hosting sites like GoDaddy, Hostgator, or Bluehost have Cpanel setup for configuring Websites and database management. 

Step 1 :-  First of all login into the Cpanel account of your website. 

Step 2 :- After as you can see below the screen will appear, there you will be found the Backup Wizard Icon in the Files section click on it.  

How to backup wordpress site

Step 3 :-  Now as you can see the given image below, We have opened the Backup Wizard screen, Here are two options Backup & Restore. Click on the Backup Button.

How to backup wordpress site

Step 4 :-  Now check out the image below, You have two options. You can select Full Backup Or can select any partial backups like Only Files backup, Email Backups, Or Website Database Backup. Click on Full Backup Button.

How to backup wordpress site

Step 5 :-  Now your entire site backup is ready, check out the given image below. You can click on Generate Backup Button and your backup is ready to download. You can download it to your local pc or mac directory or you can store it on your online web directory Cpanel files section.  That’s it all Done.

How to backup wordpress site

Now another way of a backup wordpress site is using UpDraft Plugin, Let's check-in details.

When you don’t have Cpanel access or FTP access to the site, That we can use this method. Or You can say you can use this process if you want to take a backup from the WordPress admin dashboard.

Yes, you need the WordPress website Admin access to use this method. Let’s see how it works.

Step 1:- Login into your WordPress dashboard and then click on the plugins links so the screen will appear as given below image then click on the Add New Button for adding the new plugin to WordPress.

How to backup wordpress site-Updraft

Step 2:- Now after click on the Add New button the below screen will appear. On the right side you can found the search box type there “updraft” and enter so the search result will appear, then click on the left side on the updraft box first click on the install button then once its done, the Active button will appear automatically. Click on the Active button to activate the plugin.

How to backup wordpress site-Updraft

Step 3:- After activating the plugin, click on the “Settings” link on the left side as shown image below and then click on “UpDraftPlus Backups” then the given below image screen will appear. Now just click on the “Backup Now” Button.

How to backup wordpress site-Updraft

Step 4:- After Click on the “Backup Now” button one pop up screen will appear as shown below, the pop up shows three options, first one if you want to also take a backup of the database and the second one is for if you want to take files backup only. For Full Backup, both options must need to be selected. Now the third option is that the created backup will not override or auto-deleted from the webserver. So if you want to keep this back for a long time then you need to select that option too. Now click on the Backup Now Button.

How to backup wordpress site-Updraft

Step 5:- Once you clicked on the Backup Now Button then one process bar start it will take 2 to 15 minutes depending on the website backup size. After that process bar completed below screen appear. You can check your backup created successfully. You can download Database, Plugins, Themes, Uploads, and others folders separately. Also, you can see on the right side have “Restore” Button you can restore the entire backup of the website with one click. This all backup default store in your web directory. That’s All Done.

If you want to backup WordPress site is using UpDraft Plugin on third-party storages like Google Drive or DropBox and many more then checkout below Screen below.

Extra:- Now as you can see in the below image there is “Settings” Navigation tab on the updraft backup page. Click on it so the below image screen will appear. Now as you can see the first one for an automatic backup setting, You can set a number of backups and time interval Daily, Weekly, Or Monthly basis for both database and file systems. Next one is you can see third party storage providers like DropBox, Google Drive you can select any of them and configure it, and your backup will upload there. That’s IT All Done.

How to backup wordpress site-Updraft

Thanks for the reading, I hope you all like the article How to backup WordPress site using 2 different methods, Feel free to ask if you guys have any question regarding this topic. Happy to help.

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