Explain the steps involved in the backup of the database?
All your posts, media files, comments, and metadata are stored in the database. It also contains user’s information and all your plugin settings. All this information is personal and unique. If you lose them, they are gone permanently. Follow these steps to take backup:
Select your WordPress database created during the installation of WordPress & Click on Export.
Quick is used when the database is small. Custom is used when the database is large.
Suppose we are choosing Custom. After choosing Custom, a table appears. Select all the tables.
Now come to the Output section.
Choose SQL from the Format drop-down menu.
Check “Add drop table.” It is useful for overwriting an existing table.
Check “If not exists.” It prevents errors when tables are already there.
Now click Go. Your data will be saved in your system.
How to Backup WordPress root Files?
There are many files in your WordPress directory. These files can be downloaded back from WordPress.org site. Some of them can be retrieved back but some can’t. The wp-content directory contains all your installed themes and plugins including all your media files like images, audio or video files which you uploaded on your site. Hence, it makes it personal and unique. The wp-config.php file consists of your Database and other personnel options which make it also a unique file. Both the above files can’t be replaced by other default files. Hence, they need to be backed up.
How to take the backup of a WordPress site?
A backup is just the copy of your original site through which you can restore your original site if anything goes wrong. Keeping a backup on the safe side is always advisable. A site is generally made up of two parts. One is all the installed themes/plugins, media and other is Database which stores all your blogs, posts, and comments. Without files, there is no site, and without the database, there is no data. Hence both is important and need a backup.
Why is Backup important?
Backup allows you to retrieve your site back if something goes wrong or if your site breaks. There could be many reasons for this like external attack, hacking, server down. You can lose everything from data to all the posts on your site. The backup is essential to avoid it. Securing your backup is also an important issue. Make sure to update your plugins and themes regularly or in a specified interval. Use strong Username and Password. Database name should also be uncommon.