How To Backup WordPress Files Using Backup Wizard

Learn how to backup your WordPress files using cPanel’s Backup Wizard.

How To Backup WordPress Files Using Backup WizardThis tutorial is part of our WordPress Management tutorial series. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to backup your WordPress site files using cPanel’s Backup Wizard.

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How To Backup WordPress Files Using Backup Wizard

The Backup Wizard is a feature of cPanel that lets you backup and save your entire website or a portion of your website. You can also restore portions of your site.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use cPanel’s Backup Wizard to back up your WordPress site files.

Backup Wizard Backup Method

Log into your cPanel administration area …

How To Back Up WordPress Files Using Backup Wizard

Click on Backup Wizard in the ‘Files’ section …

How To Back Up WordPress Files Using Backup Wizard

The ‘Backup Wizard’ screen opens up. Click on the Backup button in ‘Step 1’ to begin the wizard …

How To Back Up WordPress Files Using Backup Wizard

Click on Home Directory in the ‘Select Partial Backup’ section of the ‘Step 2’ screen …

How To Back Up WordPress Files Using Backup Wizard

Warning

We don’t recommend using the “Full Backup” option, as you cannot restore Full Backups through your cPanel interface.

Click Home Directory to download your backup …

How To Back Up WordPress Files Using Backup Wizard

Choose a location on your hard drive to save your backup file and click on Save to download your backup file …

How To Back Up WordPress Files Using Backup Wizard

Once the download is complete, your backup is done.

How To Back Up WordPress Files Using Backup Wizard

WordPress File Management – Additional Tutorials

See these tutorials for alternative methods of backing up your WordPress files:

To learn how to backup your WordPress site files using cPanel’s File Manager, see the tutorial below:

To learn how to backup your WordPress files manually using FTP, see the tutorial below:

Important Info

We recommend completing the tutorials above before continuing to the next section. Also, make sure that you already know how to backup your WordPress data.

To learn how to automate your WordPress backups using WordPress plugins, go here:

Next

Now that you know how to backup your WordPress site files, the next step is to learn how to manage and update your WordPress software.

To learn how to manage and update your WordPress software, see the tutorial below:

How To Backup WordPress Files Using Backup Wizard

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