How to backup WordPress
WordPress is composed of files and a database. In order to backup your WordPress blog, you need to backup both your files and the database.
It is always advisable to perform regular backups in order to avoid any data loss.
How to backup the WordPress files?
In order to backup your files we recommend you using FTP. Copy the files to your local hard drive. After that you can easily upload back the files and your site will be restored. If you're not sure which folders should be copied please copy the whole 'public_html' folder or the WordPress directory. Click here to learn how to use FTP.
WordPress database backup
Detailed inscrutions on how to create backup of your database can be found in our How to backup/restore MySQL database tutorial.
Well done! You have successfully created a backup of your WordPress system!