Backup Your Blog Regularly

Create a backup of your blog is like drinking water. If you know you will do it at regular intervals, but often times the other activities in the middle and you forget about it.

The results do not back up your blog, however, is much more serious than missing the middle of the morning glass of water. Your server crashes for any reason, or if someone with your website, you will lose valuable data.

Personally, I (but I’m lazy, so if you have time, you can even do it everyday!) I try to back up all the sites weekly. Below you back up your blog in order to get a quick checklist.

**Use an FTP client to download all the site files (the WordPress folder)
**Log into phpMyAdmin and select your WordPress database
**Click on “Export” and make sure that all the WordPress tables are there
**On the “Structure” section tick “Add Drop Tables,” “Add AUTO_INCREMENT,” and “Enclose table and field names with backquotes”
**On the “Data” section leave all the boxes unticked
**Tick “Save as file” and download the database (you can use compression if your database is big)
If you don’t have access to phpMyAdmin, you can use the WordPress Database Backup plugin.

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