We know that the Duplicator WordPress plugin is for backing up your WordPress sites, but where it really excels is when it comes to moving your sites to a new server.
However, If you are migrating and you haven’t made a backup of your website yet, here is a quick guide on how to create a backup using the Duplicator WordPress plugin.
If you have a backup file (including <filename.zip> & installer.php) that is generated by Duplicator then follow the steps below:
- Login to your Cpanel.
- Create a database, Database user, and password (save database name and user & Password)
- Go to File Manager from Cpanel and Go inside Root Folder (Most of the Cases go inside public_html)
- Upload Both Installer.php and Zip files on that root folder.
- In a browser enter your website address and add /installer.php to the end of the address. Example: www.example.com/installer.php
- A Duplicator menu will come up. Go ahead by accepting terms & conditions. And click on Next.
- Now Duplicator menu will ask you for the Database Name, User Name, and user password which you save at step 2. Put these details properly.
- Then click on Test Database Button, if your system showing success then you can go to the next step.
- Before going to the next step you can set your User & Password for WordPress logins. But you can ignore this step also if you already have the correct login details.
- Now the installation process will start and it can take some time based on website size, also this time can depend on your hosting space configuration.
- Once the website has been installed, you can log in to your website.
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