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How to back up Your website using FileZilla?
« on: June 05, 2023, 01:39:55 PM »
If you haven't already, download and install FileZilla from the official website (https://filezilla-project.org/). Launch the application once it's installed.

Then In FileZilla, go to "File" and select "Site Manager." Click on the "New Site" button and give it a name. Then, enter your website's FTP details, including the host, port, username, and password. Click "Connect" to establish a connection to your website.

Once connected, you will see your local files on the left and your website's files on the right. Navigate through the folders on the right-hand side until you reach the directory containing your website files.

Now To back up your website, you can select specific files or the entire directory. To select specific files, hold the Ctrl key (Command key on Mac) and click on the files you want to backup. To select the entire directory, right-click on the directory and choose "Download" from the context menu.

After selecting the files, a window will appear asking you to choose the local directory where you want to save the backup files. Browse to the desired location on your computer and click "OK" to start the download.

Then, FileZilla will transfer the selected files from your website to your local computer. The time it takes depends on your website's size and internet connection speed. You can monitor the progress in the FileZilla transfer queue at the bottom of the application.

Once the backup is complete, navigate to the backup location on your computer and check if all the files were transferred successfully. You should have a local copy of your website files as a backup.

Remember to regularly update your backups to ensure you have the most recent version of your website files. Additionally, storing backups in a secure location, such as an external hard drive or cloud storage, is a good practice to prevent data loss in case of hardware failure or other issues.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2023, 01:45:30 PM by joel lee »