How to back up your website
You should periodically create a backup copy of your website.
Perhaps the easiest way to do this would be to use the the Backup utility included with the Hosting Control Panel provided by your hosting provider.
You could alternatively install and use a Third Party Joomla! Extension.
We like Akeeba Backup PRO.
In this Article
In this article we cover how to create a FULL Backup of your Joomla! website using the Backup utility included with perhaps the two most popular hosting control panels:
We also illustrate the different ways you can download your Backup from the server for safe storage.
Download a Backup from the server immediately after you create it.
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