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Backup WordPress using Softaculous – cPanel

Learn How to Backup WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel. Softaculous has the option to Backup your Installations (If you want to have a Backup of your WordPress Installation). You mast Backup your website files and your website’s database.

Softaculous is an auto-installer that makes installing web apps easy. With Softaculous, you can install some of the most popular hosting software in the industry on your cPanel server. They offer automatic updates and add new software to their library regularly.

WordPress (WPWordPress.org) is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and paired with a database. WordPress was created as a blog-publishing system but has evolved to support other web content types. One of the most popular content management system solutions in use, WordPress is used by 42.8% of the top 10 million websites as of October 2021.


Video tutorial – Backup WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel


Step-by-step tutorial – Backup WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel

  1. Softaculous Apps Installer

    Login to cPanel.
    Tutorial: login from the Client Area or from the direct link.
    Find the Software section and click the Softaculous Apps Installer link.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup WordPress

  2. Softaculous dashboard

    Click the Installations purple button.
    or
    Click the third icon Installations in the top Task Bar.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup WordPress

  3. Script Installations

    Click the Backup Third Icon next to the chosen WordPress installation.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup WordPress

  4. Backing Up WordPress

    Backup Directory
    – Check this box to backup the entire WordPress folder
    Backup Database

    – Check this box to backup the database
    Backup Note

    – Leave a note if you need to. Like when you are doing backup before the staging process.
    Backup Location

    – Choose to option from the drop-down menu

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup WordPress

  5. Click the Backup Installation button

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup WordPress

  6. Backing Up Process

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup WordPress

  7. Success Message

    If you click that Backups link, you’ll be taken to a page where you can download a copy of the backup created.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - backup WordPress

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