Easy Backup of WordPress Blog or Change Hosting Server

If you are using self hosted WordPress blog and want to create backups of your blog time to time without heavy file size, read this post I will tell you some method by which you can easily create backups without to many heavy file size because it's hard to update backup of your complete blog regularly.

Create backup of WordPress MySql database:

Content of your blog and settings is always important and backup it regularly is most undertake if easy.
1- Open your hosting Cpanel and search for Backups.
2- Now you will see your MySql database just click and download it.
You can create backup of your content daily because size of your sql database not too much.

MySql database backup and restore

Create full backups of your WordPress blog in low size:

Just goto file manager open public-html here you can see all your blog files compress all in .zip and download it. Size of this compress file is low in compare to full backups via cpanel also it's only your web files not any server cache and cpanel un necessary settings.

cpanel full backups in low size

Restore only database of  WordPress ?

Login your cpanel and goto Backup Wizard and restore database as below example image.

My sql restore in wordpress

Restore WordPress blog completely or change hosting server ?

If someone destroy your blog or you just need to restore your cpanel, going to change hosting server than follow below steps :

If you changed hosting server than proper configure your name sever and than apply below steps one by one:

Goto cpanel restore your MySql database as above and after that goto File manager > public_html and Upload your complete .zip backup which you download after compress.
Extract this folder in public_html and make sure all files extract in public_html folder.

Error in database connection?

Error in database connection is a most common issue of WordPress, let's check how can we fix it within minutes. 

Goto MySql databases and Add user > Add new user.
Add new database user to database.
Provide ALL PRIVILEGES to new database user.

Add user to MySql database

Now again go to File manager> public_html and open wp-config.php in code editor and replace new database user and pass.WordPress config file settigs

save and open your web URL, now everything work like charm 🙂

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