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Do you want to know how to backup your website using FTP? 

As a website owner, ensuring the safety and security of your website is crucial.

Data loss, website crashes, and security breaches can have devastating consequences on your online presence and business.

One way to safeguard against these risks is by regularly backing up your website.

In this blog post, we’ll guide you through a step-by-step process of how to backup your website using FTP.

By the end of this guide, you’ll have an understanding of the backup process and be equipped to protect your website from potential data loss.

So let’s dive in!

Gary Evans | Quillations Affordable Website Design
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Backup Your Website Using FTP

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Step 1:

Download and install an FTP client software such as FileZilla, WinSCP, or Cyberduck on your computer.

These are free and reliable options that you can use.

Step 2:

Connect to your website’s server using the FTP client software.

You’ll need to enter your website’s FTP username and password, as well as the server address.

This should be provided by your web hosting provider.

Step 3:

Navigate to the directory where your website’s files are stored. This is typically in the “public_html” or “www” folder.

Step 4:

Select all the files and folders that you want to backup.

You can either click and drag your mouse over the files or use the “Ctrl+A” shortcut to select everything.

Step 5:

Right-click on the selected files and choose “Download” or “Download to” option from the drop-down menu.

This will prompt you to select a location on your computer where you want to save the backup files.

Step 6:

Choose a location on your computer where you want to save the backup files.

It’s recommended to create a new folder specifically for your website backups so that you can easily find them later.

Step 7:

Click “OK” to start the download process.

Depending on the size of your website and the number of files, this may take a few minutes or longer.

Step 8:

Once the download is complete, verify that all the files and folders have been backed up to your computer.

You can compare the file sizes and number of files with the original directory on the server to ensure that everything has been backed up correctly.

And That's It!

You’ve now successfully backed up your website using FTP!

Remember to make regular backups of your website at least once a Month.

This is so that you can quickly restore it in case of any unexpected data loss or website crashes.

Why Should You Backup Your Website?

There are many reasons to backup your website.

Come and check out our Blog post on The Importance Of Backing Up Your Website.

It will also explain another way in which this can be done!

Did You Know Quillations Can Help?

We offer an affordable Website Maintenace Package, where we can carry out the hassle of a Monthly Backup for you!

Come and take a look, and see how we can help.

Contact Quillations Today!

Still need help in backing up your website?

Contact Quillations today, and we will see what we can do!

Thank you.

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