How do I back up my database?

To schedule a MySQL database backup:

  1. Click the File Manager link on the Create & Update, Manage, or Index tabs of your Web Hosting Control Panel.

     

    Create and Update Tab: File Manager Link
    Create & Update Tab: File Manager Link

     

    Manage Tab: File Manager Link
    Manage Tab: File Manager Link

  2. If you do not already have a subdirectory where you can store your database backup, create a new subdirectory.

     

    File Manager: Create Subdirectory Link
    File Manager: Create Subdirectory Link

  3. Click the Open Database Utilities link on the left side of the page.

     

    File Manager: Open Database Utilities Link
    File Manager: Open Database Utilities Link

  4. Click the Backup Database link under Database Utilities on the left side of the page.

     

    Backup Database Link
    Backup Database Link

  5. Select the directory in which you would like your database backup stored and click the Create Backup button at the bottom of the page.

     

    Create Database Backup Buttons
    Create Database Backup Buttons

We strongly recommend that you password-protect your database backup directory. 

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