A couple of times, I have received the question how you can make a backup. Making a backup is very important and you actually can’t adapt anything without you have made a backup. Today I will explain to you how you can make a backup. One of the most important things to do is to backup your blog.
Backup your blog with Filezilla
First, it is important that you download a program to make a backup of your blog. This is called an FTP client. I use Filezilla to make a backup of my blog. After you have downloaded Filezilla, you need to have your sign in information from your FTP client. You get this from your hosting. It differs from every hosting how you get this information, so I recommend to take a look at the helpdesk of your hosting. With my hosting, I can simply download this sign in information.
Next, you open your Filezilla and you go to file > site manager > new site and then you fill in your sign-in information. If you get problems with logging in, then you need to get in touch with your hosting. I hear a lot of bloggers saying that they have a lot of problems with logging in. If your sign-in information is right, then you just click on “connect”.
After you have signed in, you just make a simple map on your pc. I did this under the map “documents”. In this map, you make another map. You need to make backups frequently of course. I have called this map the date of the day. For example, if it is 17 September, then I call this map “17092017”.
Now you want to make a backup of your blog of course. You make a backup of your remote site: /. This remove site contains all the files of your blog. Next, you drag all your files (bottom right) to the map you have made. If you have done well then you see ” queued files” (bottom left) going up and successful transfers” going up as well. If “queued files” says 0 and if you don’t have any failed transfers, then your backup succeeded.
Don’t forget to make a backup of your database. You can do this with the plugin UpdraftPlus. The database contains all your blog posts.
How often do you backup your blog?