How to Create a Backup of Your WordPress Database?

backup wordpress database

WordPress is a widely-used and renowned platform for managing content management systems (CMS) that millions of website owners worldwide use. It’s essential to have a backup of your WordPress database in case anything goes wrong with your website or if you need to move your website to a new server. This article will show you how to back up your WordPress database.

Two Methods to Backup Your WP Database

Backup WP Database Manually

The following instructions outline the process of manually creating a backup of your WP database using phpMyAdmin:

  1. Log in to your cPanel account.
Log in to cPanel
  1. Navigate to the “Databases” section and click on “phpMyAdmin.”
Select phpmyadmin
  1. Select the database associated with your WP installation from the list of databases on the left-hand side of the screen.
Select Your Database
  1. Click on the Export tab at the top of the page.
Click on Export Tables
  1. Choose the export method as “Custom” from the export method options.
Click on Custom
  1. Choose the output format for the backup file, such as SQL or ZIP.
  2. Select the tables you want to back up by selecting them from the list of tables.
WP Database tables
  1. Click on the Go button to start the export process.
Click on Export to backup WooCommerce database tables

That’s it! You have successfully created a backup of your WordPress Site.

Backup Database with WP Staging

While WP Staging is primarily used for creating a staging site, it can back up your WordPress database and files. The process involves creating a staging site, downloading the “uploads” folder containing your website’s media files, and then deleting the staging site.

WP Staging allows you to upload your backups to numerous cloud storage services automatically. These include popular services like  Google Drive, Amazon S3, DigitalOcean, SFTP, etc. This means you can easily store and access your backups in various locations, providing added security and peace of mind.

WP-Staging Remote Storage Options

Here’s a Step-by-step Guide On How To Backup Your Database Using WP Staging:

  1. First, go to your WordPress Dashboard.
Wordpress Dashboard
  1. Navigate to the “Plugin” section, and click the “Add New” button.
Add Plugin
  1. Search for WP Staging and “Activate” the plugin.
Plugin Installation
  1. After activating the plugin, click the “WP Staging” option in the left-hand menu and click the “Backup & Migration” option.
WP-Staging plugin options
  1. After clicking the “Backup & Migration” option, you will show the menu of the “Backup & Migration” options and then click the “Create New Backup” option.
WP-Staging Backup And Migration
  1. Once you click the “Create Backup” option, a new section will appear, and then choose your option which type of Backup you want.
WP-Staging Create Backup
  1. After selecting the type of backup you want, click the “Start Backup” button.
WP-Staging Complete Backup


Backing up your WordPress database is crucial for website safety and security. Manually backing up your WordPress database is crucial for data safety.

Export it as an SQL file and store it securely for easy restoration and protection against data loss or corruption.