WordPress Backup Using PHPMyAdmin and Control Panel

Regularly backup of your WordPress database is one of the mandatory tasks. The following information will help you to back up your WordPress database using various popular server software packages. For detailed information, you can contact from your website host or can also take help from more WordPress Support.

Site backups are necessary because problems are essential and when you are hit, you are in a position to take action. By spending a few minutes to make an easy, convenient backup of your database, you will be able to spend more time with your website being creative and productive.

There are two main things to backing up your WordPress site: databases and files. You need to back up the whole site, and you will have to back up your WordPress database

Backup using PHPMyAdmin
Backup using PHPMyAdmin

WordPress Backup using PHPMyAdmin

There is a guide in WordPress Codex that summarizes how to restore your database with phpMyAdmin or MySQL. If you like to do later, then refer to their guide. Otherwise, you can proceed with the following steps:

  • Backup your data

If you go back to your remote storage account, you will see that a backup file is saved in a different format than the rest. Your database files will be saved with Gzip compression, which is why it has .zip extensions instead of .gz. Download the file you need and go back to the control panel.

The database manager is located inside phpMyAdmin, so you have to open it firstly. As you can see, this is a very different interface than your FTP or file manager. This is because it is fully focused on archiving and executing orders against your database tables.

  • Deleting the Database

First thing you have to click on the tab of the database. This will take you to the list of all your databases and their tables. This is where information about the content you created, such as posts and pages, as well as settings for your plugins and themes – live. Open your supported database file and search for “database:” This will tell you the exact name of the database that you want to change.

Once you have the name, locate it in the list of databases and click on the name. This will open the list of tables in the main dashboard. Now check out the tables.

Then click on the Selected dropdown and easily delete by electing DROP option.

You will be asked if you really want to execute this query, verify that you have selected the correct database name and accept the changes. This will remove all the tables from your database.

  • Upload the restored data

With the same or empty database, click the Import tab at the top of the page. Then continuing to keep the file (do not unzip) and click Go to the bottom of the page. This will import your old database tables back into your website.

Make sure you see the success message before you exit. Then, go to your WordPress website and confirm that all contents are there from the copy of the restore and as it should be seen.

Backup Using Control Panel

Even if you use your WordPress backup plugin to handle the reinstallation, even if you need the backup plugin to automate the process of saving the website copies in the first place. Not to argue with that part, you need to make a decision about whether a plugin or control panel is best to restore. If you are at this point in the post, then you need a control panel.

Because a WordPress website is made up of different parts, so you have to upload related files for each part of the control panel.

If you choose to delete all files and reinstall WordPress before restoring your site, it prevents you from attempting to monitor tracking, unwanted files, or permission issues during file overwriting. Some task is necessary to do:

  • Source files to download

To change WordPress core files, you can not use saved backups in your remote storage.  Click Get WordPress in Top-Right Corner. This will take you to the latest version of WordPress files. Another step is to unzip or open the folder.

  • Go to your control panel

Log in to your web hosting account and go to the control panel. You can use File Manager or FTP Manager to upload fresh WordPress core files.

  • Old source files with new ones

Navigate to the root of your website. All you need to do is replace files and folders in your unzipped folder with clean WordPress files. However, do not replace the wp-content folder or the wp-config.php file.

Restoring WordPress from a Backup

If you are not confident to handle your skills or if you are worried that your backup plug-in is not for work, backup and restore can be a neural-fixation process.

You may also have a related security piece. What if the version you are trying to restore was corrupt and you did not know this? Or, what if your MySQL password was hijacked.

That’s all! 

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