How to back up your website

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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.

Read more: Akeeba Backup.

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.

And how to remove old Backups from the server.


Good Housekeeping

Download a Backup from the server immediately after you create it.

Only store your most recent Backups on the server.


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