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PrestaShop how to take backup of files and database

To take a backup of your PrestaShop files and database, you can follow these steps:

Backup Files:

  1. Connect to your web server using an FTP client or accessing the file manager provided by your hosting provider.
  2. Navigate to the directory where your PrestaShop installation is located. This is typically the root directory or a subdirectory, depending on how you have set up your store.
  3. Select all the files and folders in your PrestaShop installation and download them to your local computer. This process may take some time, especially if you have a large number of files or a slow internet connection.
  4. Once the files are downloaded, compress them into a ZIP or TAR archive to save space and make it easier to manage. You can use compression software like 7-Zip or WinRAR to create the archive.

Backup Database:

  1. Access your hosting account’s control panel, such as cPanel or Plesk.
  2. Look for the “Databases” or “Database Management” section and open the tool that allows you to manage your databases (often phpMyAdmin).
  3. In the database management tool, locate your PrestaShop database. It is usually named something like “prestashop” or “ps_shopname” (where “shopname” is your actual shop’s name).
  4. Select the PrestaShop database and choose the “Export” option. This will allow you to export the database as an SQL file.
  5. Make sure to select the “Quick” or “Fast” export method and choose the appropriate format (usually SQL). Leave other settings at their default values.
  6. Click the “Go” or “Export” button to start the export process. This will generate a SQL file containing your PrestaShop database structure and data.
  7. Download the exported SQL file to your local computer.

By following these steps, you will have a backup of both your PrestaShop files and database. It’s essential to regularly perform backups to ensure you have a copy of your store’s data and files in case of any issues or emergencies. Store these backups in a secure location, preferably on multiple devices or cloud storage, for added redundancy.

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