If you’re a blogger or manage multiple website, it’s always a good thing to have a BackUp of your websites. You never know, those automatic BackUp plugins that you’d been using might fail on you. The most efficient manual way to do this is to access your FTP server directories and copy all the files. This tutorial will show you how to make a backup of your WordPress website using FileZilla.
How To Use Filezilla To BackUp Your WordPress Website?
FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client that gives you server access to your website. You can download the client for free. 1] HOST: This field is usually your website name. So YourDomainName.com goes in this field. 2] USERNAME/PASSWORD: It’s always handy to have your website’s FTP Username/Password with you. If you do not have yours then check out the following link to retrieve your website’s username/password.
3] PORT: Enter ’22’ for the port number. After you have the required fields filled out, click on Quickconnect. If all the details you entered were correct, you should see your FTP directories being populated. 4] DOWNLOAD: Choose the disk/cloud directory where you’d like to take the BackUp of your website. Once you’ve selected it, right click on the home directory of your FTP and click download. It should start copying as shown in the picture below. FileZilla is not only useful to backup your website but also when you may want to make some changes in your FTP directories or just create a new PHP file. Whatever the need, it’s always good to be able to have access to your website’s FTP. At times of critical emergencies like Internal Server Errors or Website Crashes, you can then go to your FTP and make the necessary changes and fix any errors.