It is crucial that before reading this article you take note that Midphase regularly performs backups of your website. Storing your own backups on our server is prohibited. Backup storage on the server uses too many resources. If you choose to keep a backup, please store it on your own computer, in cloud storage or on another website.
There are preferred methods for creating backups for your WordPress website. The first is manually using cPanel, and the second through the use of a WordPress plugin. This article will walk through you through how to create a backup your site so you can migrate, restore to a previous version or have an extra copy.
Login to cPanel
Click on the PHPMyAdmin logo
Click on “Databases”
Click on the database that includes your WordPress data
Click “Export” at the top of the screen
Click the bubble next to “Custom”
Use the following options to export:
Select every table
In the “Output” section, check “Save output to a file” and select “None” for “Compression.”
Scroll down and click “Go”
The data will now be saved to your computer.
The second option for backing up your website, uses the WordPress plugin of your choice. There are many options for completing this task. Pick a plugin that allows you to export the file and store it on your own computer or in cloud storage. Remember, your account may be suspended if you store the backup on your server. If you are using a backup to migrate your website or restore it, you will need outside access to the data.