Backup is called the savior. By chance, if your site is hacked or corrupted, the backup will help you to restore to an earlier state without any worries. Therefore it is a must to use a backup plugin in your WordPress website. There are a lot of backup options available, and different plugins come with different functionalities and procedures.
UpdraftPlus is considered the best backup plugin among all of these plugins, and you can easily take a backup and restore it whenever you want. In this post, I will be sharing how to take a backup of WordPress website.
Let’s begin, then.
How to Take a Backup of WordPress Website
The whole process is shown step by step. First, install and activate the UpdraftPlus plugin from the WordPress plugins directory.
Take a Backup
When the installation is complete, navigate to Settings -> UpdraftPlus Backups. Here you will find a big blue button named ‘Backup Now.’
Hit the button, and a pop-up will appear with the backup configuration. Click the Backup Now button again.
The backup process will now run, and when finished, it will show you a success message.
In this way, your backup file will be saved in your local directory. If you want to have a safe backup, then you should configure the backup with a remote storage service.
Configuring Remote Storage
To configure remote storage, click on the settings tab, and scroll below. You will find different remote storage options. Here, I am showing you the Google Drive configuration.
Click on Google Drive and scroll below. Now click on “Sign in with Google”.
You will be redirected to the sign-in page.
Click on the Gmail that you want to use with UpdraftPlus.
Finally, you will have a complete status like the one below. When you see it click on “complete setup”.
In this way, finish the authorization process. Afterward, you will find a backup to a remote storage option.
Restoring From Backup
To restore the backup, click on the Backup/Restore tab and scroll below. Then click on the ‘Restore’ button. Now select the components you want to restore and hit the next button.
Now your backup file will be restored.
UpdraftPlus comes with both pro and free versions. If you want to use more advanced features and automatic backup. I hope you have got the whole process of how to take a backup; if you have any questions feel free to ask. I will be happy to answer those. If you liked the post, don’t forget to share it with your friends.