How To Take A Backup Of WordPress Website

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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 is a lot of backup plugins 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

At first, install and activate the UpdraftPlus plugin. Now 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 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 backup with a remote storage service. 

Remote Storage Configuration: To configure remote storage, click on the settings tab, and scroll below. You will find different remote storage options. At here, I am showing you the Google Drive configuration.

Click on Google Drive and scroll below. Now hit the Save changes button. A pop-up will appear with an authorization link for google drive.

Click on the link and add your google account. 

In this way, finish the authorization process. Afterward, you will find a backup to a remote storage option. 

Restoring 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. 

Conclusion

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. 

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