How to backup your WordPress website
Backing up your websites is an important part of managing your websites, and ManageWP makes that job a whole lot easier. Having a good backup process in place helps you keep your website secured.
In this article
- How to find the Backup Tool
- How to backup your website
- How to manage your backups
- How to schedule your backups
- How to include/exclude content from your backups
- How to change the Storage Region for your backups
- How to upload your backups to an External Destination
- How to set Event Notifications for your backups
- How to add FTP and MySQL details
How to find the Backup Tool
You can find the Backup Tool, either by selecting a Website, hovering over it and clicking on View Backups.
Or, by clicking on an individual website that takes you to the website dashboard. On the left hand side you can see a list of options, there you can select Backups.
Also, you can reach Backups from the Overview tab within the Service widget by clicking on the Backups option.
When you turn on your Backup for the first time, you will be asked if you want your Backups to be saved on our Amazon S3 EU or US storage. This gives you the choice of your Amazon S3 Storage – you can choose to have all of your websites stored either in the US or EU, or you can mix and match and have some in the US while others in the EU.
How to backup your website
Now it is easier than ever to backup your website. Once you have found the Backup Tool, you need to turn it on, by dragging the switch from Off to On.
When this is done, ManageWP will go ahead and perform backups. You will see the progress being made – when the next one will be ready.
How to manage your backups
There are options available to you when it comes to managing your backups.
In the Overview section you are able to Restore, Download and Clone your backup.
If you want to download your backup click on the desired date and then the green Download button.
In the progress bar you can see that the Download backup is in progress and also Download button is now showing Generating archive.
This action will generate a download link which will appear in the Notification pop-up window, here you must click once more on Download.
The Content Option allows you to view the contents of your Backups. You can view individual files and folders, as well as the database.
How to schedule your backups
Under Settings you are able to adjust how often your backups are performed.
How to include/exclude content from your backups
Include/exclude content option gives you the ability to include or exclude some files or folders from your backups. You just need to click on the file you want to exclude or include.
How to change the Storage Region for your backups
If you want to change the storage region that was previously set click on the Change Region and select between United States and Europe.
How to upload your backups to an External Destination
If you want you can also set your backups to Upload to an external destination. Under this option you can see to which external destination you want your backup to upload and on which day of the week.
How to set Event Notifications for your backups
You can set to get Notifications whenever a backup fails. Automatically we use what is set in the Global Settings Notifications but if you want to have Custom settings just for one site you can set it here.
How to add FTP and MySQL details
In case you need direct connection to your sites FTP account or database you could add the credentials in here.