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How to backup WordPress in cPanel

Here are the steps to backup your WordPress site using cPanel at
Log into your cPanel account.
Under the "Files" section, click on "File Manager".
Navigate to the directory where your WordPress installation is located. This is usually the "public_html" folder or a subdirectory within it.
Right-click on the folder containing your WordPress files and select "Compress".
Choose the compression type (e.g., Zip, Tar.gz) and click "Compress File(s)".
Once the compression is complete, you can download the compressed file to your local computer for safekeeping.
Alternatively, you can use the "Backup Wizard" tool in cPanel to create a complete backup of your WordPress site, including the database:
In your cPanel, go to the "Backup" section and click on "Backup Wizard".
Select the domains/directories you want to include in the backup. Make sure to select your WordPress installation directory.
Choose whether you want to include your database(s) in the backup.
Select the backup destination (e.g., your computer or a remote location).
Click "Generate Backup" to start the backup process. recommends creating regular backups of your WordPress site to safeguard your data and content. This way, you can quickly restore your site in case of any issues or accidental data loss.

Updated on: 08/05/2024

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