I found the process of learning how to backup wordpress with my host pretty confusing. On the one hand, noobs might not be aware that the files that make up the website can be downloaded directly via FTP, but that the database that houses all the text/page content must be acquired separately. Bluehost also has a couple of videos stating that free backups are performed on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, but it seems that only weekly is currently true (and, confusingly, it’s labeled as a daily backup). So…
- Log in to cPanel
- Click on File Management > Site Backup Pro
- Click Free > Backup and Restore
- Download MySQL database and
- Update: Home Folder download keeps failing, so I’m just FTPing it instead.
Note: I have not tried restoring these yet, so YMMV.