How can I create a backup for my website?

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asked Mar 2, 2012 in General by Karen (630 points)
edited Mar 3, 2012 by Karen
How can I create a backup for my website?

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answered Mar 2, 2012 by Raj (380 points)
edited Mar 4, 2012 by Raj
most host providers allow you to do your backup through the your account, where there is usually an option for generating full backups. You just need to select that option and select the destination on your PC where you want to save it.
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answered Mar 2, 2012 by Ali (640 points)
you can do your backup quite easily. Account backups can be performed using the cPanel -> Backups functionality for your hosting account. If your account is not too big in size you can perform a full account backup just with one click.

If the account is too large for the full automatic backup the files and the databases should be backed up separately. In this case you would need to know what your web site consist of and thus what should be backed up/restored. Usually sites are composed of files and databases. You must take care of them all if you want to have your site exactly the way it has been before.
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answered Mar 9, 2012 by Yuriy (1,340 points)
1. You can download your website content by FTP
2. If the website is DB-based, then you definitely need to backup your database
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