How to Backup Your WordPress Website

hi guys i’m shyam from today we’re going to see how you can take a backup of your website okay so first let’s see what is the backup backup simply means saving a copy of
your website on a particular date and then keeping it safe now after you take a backup let’s say you keep making changes to your site and one day your
site suddenly stops working what do you do in this situation how do you recover
your site if you have a backup you just have to
restore that backup and your site will be working again now after you restore the backup your site will look exactly as it was when
taking the backup so we highly recommend that you always
take a backup of your site so that you never lose your work okay guys so this is how backup works okay so let’s get started first let’s
see how our site looks like okay so this is the site which I’ve built on
WordPress now if you want to back up the site you need to do three things the first thing is to install the backup plug-in on your site so to install the
plug-in let’s go to our dashboard and then go to plugins
and click add new now search for a plug-in called updraft and it’ll get this plugin now this is
the plug-in which we’re going to use for backup so to install the plugin let’s click install and activate and you can see her that the plug-in has
been installed so once the plug-in is installed we can
now take the backup so to take a backup click settings and then click backup now now make sure all of these are selected
and click backup that’s it we have now taken a backup now
if we go to this tab here you can see the back up which we just took so this is how you can take a
backup of your website now how do you use this backup okay so there are two situations where you might need to use your backup let’s take the first situation let’s say by mistake you change something on your site and
you want to go back you can use your backup to go back to a previous time so let’s try it out I’m going to go into pages and let’s say I delete the homepage now if I go to the site and click refresh you can see that our homepage is gone now if you want to destroy the homepage all you have to do is go to updraft
click restore and select the backup which you want to restore now choose all the options here and click restore to restore your site now if we go to our site and click refresh you can see that we have got our home
page again so this is how you can use the backup to
restore your site so now you cannot always remember to
take a backup every time so let’s say you take a backup today and after two weeks of working on a site your website crashes you will lose all of the changes which was made during those two weeks so to avoid this we can set up a schedule which will take a backup of a
site at regular intervals by doing this our sites content will always be backed up without having to backup manually let’s go to part 2 of this tutorial
where we see how to set up an automatic backup so to set up automatic backup let’s click settings under updraft and then let’s go to the Settings tab so here we need to choose how often do
you want to take the backup so I recommend you choose weekly in both of these places and then set this option to four and four now this setting will take one backup every week and it’ll keep that backup for four weeks so this means you will always have the backup for the last four weeks okay so next we need to choose where we want to store our backups so app draft gives you different places where you can store your backup I’m going to choose
Google Drive as my storage and then scroll down and click Save now as soon as you click save updraft will ask you to link your Google account so that it can store the backups there to link it let’s click here and it’ll ask you to sign into your
Google account so we’ll click here now Google will ask for your
confirmation so let’s click allow and it will take you to this page so now let’s click complete to finish the linking and now Google Drive account will be
linked to updraft means all your backups will be safely
saved to your Google Drive so the automatic backup setup is now
complete and you can see that the first backup
will be taken on this date so if we go to this page here over time we will get more and more
backups which are the backups for the last four weeks so now our site will be backed up automatically and it’s safe from crashes now after we have these
backups what if our site crashes like this and when we try to reach the admin area what if we are not able to access it so next let’s see how we can use our backups to recover a crash site so in order to recover a crash site we need to do three things first we need to remove the old WordPress installation which has now crashed and then in step two we need to make a fresh WordPress installation on the same domain and then finally we can restore the website using the files we have in our Google Drive so to recover our crash site we are first going to remove the current
WordPress installation okay so to remove it let’s go to our web host so I have my hosting with GoDaddy so I’m just going to go there and then click sign in now in order to remove WordPress I’m
gonna click manage all and then click these three dots and click remove now go ready we’ll ask you to confirm so I’m gonna type reset and click remove and the crashed WordPress site will be
removed now once the old side has been removed
we can now restore aside so let’s go to step two of recovering a
crashed website which is to reinstall WordPress on the same domain so to install a fresh wordpress site let’s click Add site and let’s quickly go through the setup
process which will install wordpress so we’ll click get started and then choose your domain click Next and then again next now keep a username and password for the new WordPress site install okay so now a new WordPress site will be
installed on your domain so once it’s done we can click get
started and then skip this by clicking no thanks and okay so you can see that we are now back on
our WordPress dashboard and WordPress is now working on before we are not able to access the
site but now we have a working WordPress dashboard now before we restore our files from the
backup let’s see how the site looks now so to see the site let’s go here and click visit site and you can see that we have the default WordPress site so now it’s time to restore our files from the backup so to restore the files
we need to install the updraft plugin on this new WordPress site so to install
updraft let’s go to our dashboard and then go to plugins and click add new now search for updraft again and click install and activate okay so now the plug-in has been
installed on our new website now to restore our site let’s go to settings and now if we go to existing backups you can see that there are no backups
here now how can we fix this because we installed updraft on a new WordPress site it is no longer linked to
our Google account so to help the plugin find the backups we need to link it to the same Google Drive account which we used before so to link the Google Drive account let’s go to settings and then choose Google Drive and then scroll down
and click Save now when you click save like we saw
before the plugin will ask you to link your Google Drive account so let’s click this link and choose a Google account
and click allow now to complete the linking let’s click
here and Google Drive is now successfully
linked to the plugin let’s check the backups so let’s go to
existing backups and now if we click rescan remote storage you can see that we have got the backup
which was stored in our Google Drive now to restore our site all we have to
do is click the store select all the items here and click restore that’s it our website should now be
restored so check it let’s go to a site which is here and you can see that this was a default
site which was there before now if we click refresh you can see that a sight is restored
with the same content okay so everything is done so that’s it
guys this is how we can take a backup of your site and then restore it when you
need it now you know in WordPress you get frequent
updates for your plugins and themes and there is always a chance of breaking
your sight when applying an update now if you want updraft to automatically
take a backup before updating any plug-in or theme you can get the premium
auto backup feature by clicking this link so I hope this video helped thanks for
watching as seen in the next video

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100 thoughts on “How to Backup Your WordPress Website

  1. Hey I followed you and made a backup as you told…then removed the website and installed again ….but there is no existing backup even I linked my google drive to the updraft. What should I do just lost all my data 😓😥😥

  2. The high quality tutorial is next level .. Amazing, Simple, direct to the point ,and easy to understand. Thank you ( #Keep_it_up ) i need these kind of tutorial …….

  3. Hi! I just wanted to know if this is possible if you migrate to another web hosting company? is the process still the same? thanks

  4. Hello Bro, Thank you so much for the valuable video. I really love this… I have already shared this video on our Facebook Group . Thanks

  5. One of the best tutorial videos I ever watched. Clarity 100%, Simplicity of delivery – Awesome. Content? Wow.

  6. Hi, I hav crated a website as per your advise…and created successfully. But when i deleated old template of astr and use new one…my website home page is showing error also astr header showing in new trmplate. How can i resolved it..pls suggest

  7. sir its showing msg like this should i take backup without this or not?"Backup wont be sent to any remote storage-none has been saved in the settings.not got any remote storage?check out UpdraftPlus Vault."

  8. You are an absolutely outstanding presenter. Demonstrated the process in a fantastic and easy to understand way. Thanks a lot.

  9. Good Dear,
    I have made backup through plugin All in one migration, my website was crashed last week, But now i am trying to restore it but I can't do. I am forced to use premium version restore more than 2mb file. my file size is 189 mbs. Plz guide me what to do

  10. But anything u delete from post or page are trashed so they r there and u can restore them…yes definitely this backup will work when u have deleted it from trash as well. Please make these information clear.

  11. Sir really thank you so much for this information really sir I like your teaching style with infograph nice editing this video love sir and thank you

  12. how to add product size, color and other attribute that is select from the customer side in theme wordpress that you are suggestion for the ecommece website in your video.

  13. Hi sham sir,
    After taking a back up can I change the theme of my Web site and work on it, is it safe. Can we do like this changes

  14. Please a creat a video on how to design a Header and Footer in WordPress using elimentor page builder. We are looking forward on this video.
    Thank you

  15. what if i backup my site using this and someday on another domain with another hosting i restore this backup.. will this work ? please let me know
    good vid and way of explaining is good too

  16. Sir neeed help plz sir
    I removed my account from cloufflare and removed site from hosting but when i install godaddy will give primary domain how to solve it plzzzzz help me sir

  17. I installed wordpress local server.. but I donno how to have a datase for the server.. how can i do it? I am total amateur in this

  18. I've tried UpdraftPlus an ain't impressed… After I ticked all the boxes for complete back up I keep getting the following… "UpdraftPlus WordPress backup is complete.
    Backup contains: Database only (files were not part of this particular schedule)
    Latest status: The backup attempt has finished, apparently unsuccessfully"

  19. More than knowledge, your voice is crystal clear. Teaching redefined here. Trillions of million subscribers under your path to gain wisdom. Thanks is a small word. ///Fascinating ////

  20. This is the perfect video for Backup WordPress website. Can you make a video of how to change the Go daddy Domain name Url for the existing WordPress website.

  21. so on the new website UI just download the same plug in and will it work? i want to make a new domain with same content as my current site, while keeping my current site with domain

  22. I really appreciate your work, very nice explaining and clean structure.
    Just a question:
    If I want to change to a another hoster one day, is it possible to use
    this backup file for migration?
    Or is I want to install the website on another domain?
    Still working that way?
    Thank you

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  24. Hi brother. Nice video but after installing updraft Google is showing me Security Warning alert that Updraft now has access to your google account. Is it a problem? I uninstalled updraft for now. Please Reply.

  25. Hi, I have a problem, .. I am having trouble backing up, and my web hosting company uses the LiteSpeed webserver…..please help

  26. Thank you for all your awesome videos, i had installed and worked with it for almost one year but I wrongly delete the plugin from my WordPress, i tried to install it again, am i need to do again setup information or its work now? hope can hear from you

  27. i tried this, all the steps and unfortunately the plug in does not work as you presented. When I restored my back up, it literally lost all the plug-ins and my site was ruined. I need to install them again one by one to get them all back. This plug in isnt working.

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