Backing up your WordPress site is a mandatory process, especially since a number of things could go wrong, and your site could crash due to no mistake of your own. An efficient WordPress backup helps you restore your site when your site goes down. Manually backing up your WordPress site is a simple, free process, but it requires you to backup both your site’s files and tables.
How to Manually Backup Your WordPress Site
Your WordPress site comprises files and tables (database). While automatic backup solutions backup both these parts automatically, the manual backup procedure requires you to backup files and tables.
- To backup WordPress files, please follow our guide: How to Backup WordPress Files Using FTP.
- To backup your WordPress database, check out our guide: How to Backup WordPress Database Using phpMyAdmin.
Note: It’s important that you carry out both these processes for every complete backup you would like to have.