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WordPress Backups (3 posts)

  1. dalewood
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi

    What is the best way/software to fully backup a WordPress self hosted site?

    I suppose I can just ftp the site folder to a folder on my hard drive, what is the downside to this?

    I would appreciate your advice, thank you, in anticipation, for your help.

    Phil

  2. Pothi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I suppose I can just ftp the site folder to a folder on my hard drive, what is the downside to this?

    It is incomplete. You may also need to take a backup of the site's database. A complete backup consists of both files and the database.

    What is the best way/software to fully backup a WordPress self hosted site?

    I can't be sure about the best way, but you could use a plugin to automate the backup process. There are tons of plugins available in the official repo.

  3. andersvinther2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Phil,

    I wrote an article for Problogger on the mistakes to avoid when backing up wordpress... if you avoid those mistakes you should be good :-)

    The article is here: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2012/12/21/backing-up-wordpress-dont-make-these-9-mistakes/

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