Use Softaculous to Backup WordPress

Although the main purpose of Softaculous is to install new applications with a single click, it can be used to create a full backup of your WordPress site.

Now, you will see a list of the WordPress applications installed in your account via Softaculous. In case you don’t see your site listed here, probably it was not installed via Softaculous. This means that you will have to add it to the system by using the Import page on the same screen. To begin the backup process, click on the yellow folder icon next to the site.

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On this page, you can select whether to backup only the WordPress files, only its database or both. In addition, you will receive some useful info about the folder and database that will be backed up. If you wish, you can add a note to this backup. Then, simply click on the Backup Installation button at the bottom of the page.

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In few moments, your backup will be ready (time can vary depending on your site size) and you will receive a confirmation message for a successful backup creation. Follow the link to the Backups page to proceed

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Here you will see all the backups you’ve created. If you want to store your backup locally, simply press the blue arrow icon to download it to your computer.

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That’s it, you now have a full backup of your WordPress site!

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