20 Oct How To Download Your WordPress Website Using Plesk
How To Download Your WordPress Website Using Plesk
This post is intended to help users download their WordPress website files and database using the Plesk Control Panel. At the end of this post you will have a zip file containing all of your WordPress files, pages, posts, media, settings and database.
Why would you need to download your WordPress Website?
If you are looking to have a complete, offline copy of your WordPress website, this method will work great for you. Some users will also want to download their WordPress website, and create a development or staging environment on their local computer with an application like Flywheel’s Local. Did you know you can easily create a staging site using Plesk?
So how do you download your WordPress Files and Database?
Before you begin, please ensure that you have a backup of your WordPress website and database. If you are a Dynamic Hosting client, you already have nightly WordPress backups.
Downloading your complete WordPress website requires 2 phases. Phase 1 will direct you to download your website files and the WordPress install. Phase 2 will direct you to download your complete database.
You are done!
Phase 1: Download your website files and WordPress Installation
Step 1: Login to Plesk and Navigate to “Website & Domains”.
Step 2: Navigate to the domain and select “File Manager”.
Step 3: In File Manager, select “Home Directory”.
Step 4: Select “httpdocs” and then “Add to Archive”.
Step 5: Name your Archive “YourDomain Files” and then select “OK”
Step 6: Download the Zip Folder
Phase 2: Download your database
Step 7: In Plesk, Navigate to “Databases” and select “Export Dump”.
Step 8: Check the box for “Automatically download dump after creation” and select “OK”.
You are done!
You now have a complete copy of your WordPress website and database downloaded onto your computer. If you do not wish to bulk up your web hosting plan with unnecessary data, remember to delete your newly created files from your File Manager in your Plesk Control Panel.