Learning how to manually backup a self hosted WordPress installation

Backup Database (no plugins required)

  1. Lock into WP backend with admin rights
  2. Chose: Tools/Backup
  3. Tick all boxes to backup all tables
  4. Download and safe file

Drink coffee…

Backup Files (via sftp)

  1. Open sftp client (cyberduck e.g.) locally and log in to webspace
  2. Download and safe all files

Drink more coffee…