How to manually backup a WordPress database

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How to manually backup a WordPress database

When you have your WordPress database backed up then you can easily restore and recover your site in the shortest time possible,  in case it gets hacked or in the case of a failure. When you backup a WordPress database, the downtime of the site is also greatly reduced. The plugin errors won’t have much of an effect on a backed up site. Backing up your database has numerous benefits for you, and not backing has a thousand downfalls. So let us learn how to backup WordPress database.

Method 1 – Using PhpMyAdmin

PhpMyAdmin is a free open source software that handles the administration of MySQL over the web. It provides a convenient graphic user interface to work with MySQL database.

1. Go to – localhost/phpmyadmin.

2. Click on “Export” tab at the top of the menu bar.

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3. Choose “Custom- display all possible options” among the available two options. Now you will receive numerous options to customize your backup process. how to manually backup WordPress database - How to manually backup a WordPress database

4. Select “Save output to a file” option in the Output section.

5.Configure any additional details that you want, and click on go at the end.

6. Now your database will be exported a “zip” file or gzip file.

After following all these steps, you will have your database completely backed up.

Method 2- Using CPanel

The backup feature of CPanel can also be used to backup your WordPress database.

1.Login to your hosting control panel and scroll down to the files section to the Backup button.

2. On the backups page, scroll down to partial backups section.

3.Click on your database name to download your database backup file.

4. Choose how to backup your account, and you can even download your WordPress’ files backup from this page.database 1 - How to manually backup a WordPress database

Wrapping Up,

Backing up your site is a great thoughtful step and can help you in a lot of endeavors. Yet, securing and preventing your site from hacks is something you should not miss alongside the backup. Also, if you are opting for manual backup, it is highly recommended to backup your database once every month.

Thank you for reading this article. We hope this was helpful to you all. If you have any suggestions or problems related to backing up a WordPress database, please let us know via the comment section below.

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