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What are the steps to make backup of static internet
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by:Rowby Goren
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Hi

The best way to do it is to use the free Akeeba backup system.  It backs up your html files and the mysql database.

They also have a pro version, but the Free one is fine.

Get it at www.akeebabackup.com

Detailed instructions are included on the site, as well as PLENTY of videos on YouTube about akeeba backup.

Basically you download and install akeeba backup into your joomla site.  After you do that you will see that it is now one of your components.

There is a simple setup process you go thorugh, most of it is automated.

So you just tell it to backup your site and it does it easily and quickly.

Instead of a zip file, it creates a jpa file which is proprietary to akeebabackui.  It's a more reliable than zip.

You can leave the backups on the server, or better yet download them to your local computer, preferably via ftp

 Akeeba has its free extraction tool that "un-zips" the jpa file onto your local computer so you can feel safe that the entire site is in your hands.

When the time comes to restore a site, for any reason, there are simple steps you take to do that.  Akeeba backup makes it all very easy.

I sometimes backup several times a day when I am working a lot on a site. Knowing I have the latest backups (which are so easy to do and just takes minutes)  is a good feeling!

Anyway that's the basics.  Install akeeba and ask us any questions you may have.

Rowby

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Thanks, is there any manual way of doing same?
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If you have "control panel" or similar setup on your hosting, you could do two backups

1)  backup of your website (all within cpanel
2)  Separate backup of your mysql database.

Do you have control panel?

Or you could FTP download all of the web files, and once again use your hosting company's control panel to backup your mysql database.

The important thing to remember -- it's not enough to do a ftp download of your joomla web files.  You also need the database.  Without the database you have no real backup.

I prefer Akeeba because it's so easy that I don't hesitate to make a backup at any time.

Rowby
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by:Rowby Goren
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Thanks for the points.  The important thing to remember, if you put up your site and make no changes to it then the cpanel method is okay.

But if you are regularly making changes to your site, it is easier to use akeeba backup.   Just a push of a button and it takes usually under a minute for both your website and database to be backed up.  

Regards,

Rowby
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