Every WordPress website has two basic parts, the database and the files. It is important that you backup everything, including your website (files) and your WordPress database. InMotion Hosting recommends that you maintain your own backups on a regular basis. To learn more about how to maintain a full cpanel backup that includes all your files, databases, and emails please read: Backing Up your cPanel
If you do not wish to perform the recommended full cPanel backup, you have the option of backing up the files and database separately. First, let's cover how to back up your website files. This is simple especially if you are familar with FTP clients. First, you will need to log into your account with an FTP client. Then you will need to select the files on your server to download. Next, you will download the files onto your local computer for storage. For more information on backing up your files using FTP please read: How to create a backup using FTP
Next, you will need to export your content using the "export" feature in WordPress. Maintaining a copy of your content is important since your database is where all of your content is stored. WordPress makes exporting your database content easy. First, you'll need to log into the WordPress admin section of your website. Then in the left column menu, select the "Tools" option.
Select the "Export" option, then select "All Content". Once you have done this, select "Download Export File"
This will open a window where you can then download the exported file, which is in XML format.
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The Data Backup feature mentioned is from our standard backups that run every 24-36 hours on all shared/VPS accounts under 10GB. These require the support team to access the backup servers and pull the data.
The backups mentioned here via Wordpress or via the cPanel are done by you and can be restored at any time. The files would just need to be uploaded by you to the account so support can access the right files and replace them.
If your website were damaged, we could certainly pull any data that was included in the last backup. Depending on the time of the data loss or damage, it may or may not be there. Our backups keep only the data from the last 24 hours or so. That is why we recommend additional backups made by yourself.
HI, I really need help. My site is sweetgeodes.com and you can see what happened to it. I was using Weaver 11 Pro subtheme Wheat and I tried to re-introduce a rt side panel so some of my widgets could be displayed.
In trying to get my now (for some reason) lost search engine on my home page I copied the text code to my page and got a Fatal error message regarding a file overrun. At that point I decided to back up my files. I checked my control panel and all the places they could be on my hosting site. They were NOT there, so I think they are somewhere with Wordpress and I would like to download those saved files, esp. the earlier ones. I fear that my latest backup may have eliminated an earlier backup.
Not impressed with Weaver 11 pro. I could not edit the top links (Home, links, Products, Gallery etc. I had no Contact Me and my search engine might have been on the side bar that I had eliminated and did not come back when I installed it again. One should also be able to ORDER those links as one prefers. I have spent days struggling with this site, including graphics that I cannot put text under so I could put links to my product pages. EX. being. http://www.color-wright.com/ A bit busy, but I was trying to do that with some background. Totally frustrated, exhausted and disappointed in the product. The in-house inmotion web builder was far easier to do and I could create everything in one third the time, as well as re-ordering things around. Free! And yes I know it is propitiatory but it WORKED and didn't die on me.
Consider this a big thumbs down on Weaver 11 pro and its cost. I sure hope you have a backup of my site somewhere and can upload it to me. firstname.lastname@example.org
After doing so, I found that ALL my pages are truncated to a small