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My hosting would expire, I want backup but how?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Honoutenshi, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Honoutenshi

    Honoutenshi Registered Member

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    So basically, My hosting account is expiring in about a month. (and I don't have a budget to renew it)

    I don't care about the files (the posts i made, i mean), I just want the customized theme to be saved. So that when I am ready to buy a hosting plan again, I will just apply it.

    How do I do it? Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. puneetas3

    puneetas3 Senior Member

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    If it is a WP theme use a plugin like backupbuddy to create site backup and then restore to new server in future. If it is cpanel host, you can create a complete backup from control panel and download it. Then you can upload it to new hosting when needed. If it is just plain html files, download them as compressed file.
     
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    As above, or alternative is to download files via ftp and export database via php myadmin.
    Or you can back it all up via shell if you have access.
    cpanel backup is easiest though if the option is there.

    ps though, there was a thread little while ago showing few sites that offer 100% free hosting, might be worth checking out....
     
  4. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    use the duplicator plugin, the best one and simpliest to use. Free from wordpress.org. It will back up everything from the theme to the settings and posts, images etc. Then download to your desktop or wherever, once you are ready to go live again you will have your complete site all ready to go in minutes for free.
     
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    Download your files through FTP or just a use a plugin to take backup.
     
  6. harizd

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    Its good to backup not just your WP files but also the databases and settings.
    If your account uses cPanel, you have an option to do this and it would take 15-20 mins time. Your complete backup file will be sent to your email and you can ask your hosting provider later (when you move or renew) to restore it for you. Your site will work the same way as it does now.

    If you move host, you will have to change the name servers. That's it.
     
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    I have just installed a new blog using the duplicator plugin and it took all of ten minutes from localhost to live site. As another Black hatter has suggested you can certainly update your database the old fashioned way and then get your host to install it, but that's not needed nowadays. Just run the duplicator plugin and it will, well duplicate everything that includes posts, pages, videos, comments, images, database, plugins,settings. Then just upload the duplicated package to your new domain file folder and run the script. The whole site including the database will be installed for you - It works as i have just done it.
    So there you have it, two ways to move a complete site - Hard and consuming way or the easy way. The choice is yours