How to Manually Backup your Site

In addition to the two automated backup methods that we employ for backing up your site you may also manually backup your site for for safe keeping.

Automated Backups

We automatically backup your site nightly when changes are made. If no changes are made in a given day no backup will be created. If you need a copy of your complete website, simply create a ticket in the Client Area and we will provide a complete backup within 24 hours. You have a per site option to back up to one or both of these services.

Manually Backing Up Your Site.

First, you will need to log in to your BrainstormControl Panel and select the site you’d like to backup

Backing Up Your Site's Database

Once on the site admin click on the "Database" tab. Next, click the "Log In To phpMyAdmin" button to open up phpMyAdmin.

Once you are in phpMyAdmin, you will want to select your database from the left-hand side menu and then click on the export tab in the top center of the resulting page.

In most scenarios the default Quick options will be sufficient:

Click the "Go" button and your database will download to your computer. You can select the Custom export method to fine-tune the options on export.

Manually Backing Up Your Site's Files

All your site’s files are stored inside the wp-content folder of the WordPress installation. The wp-content folder, which contains your site’s themes, plugins, and uploads.To manually select which files to backup you will use SFTP.