Tip 4 – How to manually backup Prestashop using Filezilla and phpMyAdmin

Most of the time online software offers the user the option to backup all the database and sometimes even to backup their files. But I don’t like to rely on those functions I rather like to do it my own way.

How to backup your files located on your hosting using Filezilla

If you want to backup your files using Filezilla you should have it installed on your computer. I wrote a article earlier on how to download and install Filezilla.

Now here is how to backup your files:

  1. Open Filezilla and connect using your FTP credentials provided by your hosting; (Think your hosting is cheap? try HostingXs)
  2. On the left side open a new location where you can save your files currently on your hosting;
  3. On the right side you should see some folders. Try searching for “www” or “public_html”. (If you cant find this contact your hosting);
  4. Select all the files in the root folder of Prestashop;
  5. Right click on your selection and choose download.

Al the files should now be downloaded to your local folder and will be save. Notice that when you download these files you cant simply upload them again if something goes wrong cause the chmod will be changed. So if you upload a backup to your hosting for some reason always set proper rights to folders and files using chmod.

How to backup your database using phpMyAdmin

To backup your database you just have to export your to a .txt or .sql file. I wrote a article about exporting your database earlier you can find it here: How to export the database using phpMyAdmin.

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