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How can I backup my site? (Personal Backup)

Personal Backups are custom backup points of your website that are only kept for 24 hours as WPX Hosting automatically backs up all your websites daily (for 28 days).

In this article, we will show you how you can create Personal Backups from the WPX control panel.

Personal backups

  • The personal backups are kept for 24 hours and then they’re automatically deleted by the system.
  • The personal backups take up your disk space.
  • You can have one personal backup per website simultaneously.

Step 1. Log in to your WPX account.

You can log in to your WPX account here.

Step 2. Navigate to your hosting plan.

You can either find your hosting service through the navigation menu or within your dashboard. Once you log in to your WPX account select My Services (1) → WordPress Hosting (2).

Then you will see all of your hosting services with us. When you find the plan that you want to manage, you need to select the orange button Manage service.

Step 3. Go to the Backups menu.

Now that you’re in the Hosting Panel, select the Backups (1) menu. After that, you need to select the website that you wish to backup from the dropdown (2) menu.

Once you select the website the Backups page will expand to provide you with options to manage Personal backups.

There are three options:

  • Backup Website (1) – This button will start the process of creating a new personal backup for the selected website;
  • Restore Backup (2) – This button will be active when you have already created a personal backup. You can use it to restore your website from a personal backup that you create.
  • Download Personal Backup (3) – The button will be active have already created a personal backup. This button will take you to the download link of your personal backup.
  • Delete Backup (4) – The button will be active have already created a personal backup. You can use it to delete the backup and free up some disk space.

Step 4. Create New Personal Backup.

To create your personal backup click on the Backup Website button and follow the wizard.

Creating a new personal backup of this site will also erase your previous custom personal backup point. You can have one personal backup per website simultaneously.

The task will be added to the WPX automation queue. Once you’ve initiated a task, you can leave the page and the process will be completed. Leaving a page in your WPX Dashboard will not terminate that queued/automated process.

You can find more information and other automatic features in this article.

You can close the notification window by clicking on the X button in the right-hand corner.

When the backup is completed, you will see the green notification (1) on the top right corner of your control panel.

Step 5. Download your personal backup

All of the other buttons will become active so you can manage the personal backup that you’ve just created.

If you select the Download Backup plugin, a pop-up window will appear allowing you to download your backup.

That’s it! Your personal backup has been created.

If you get stuck with anything discussed on this page, please get in touch with WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.

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