How to Create a Backup of your PHPFox

Review on how to create a full backup of your PHPFox website

It is always considered as a good practice to generate backups of your website on a regular basis. However, it is a MUST to create such when performing changes on your website. This way, if something goes wrong with your website, you will have a working point that you can restore immediately and get it up and running again.


To create a backup of your PHPFox website, you need to:

Step 1 Backup files

The first step of the process is to generate a backup of your PHPFox files. To complete that, first locate the directory, where you have installed PHPFox. This is usually the public_html/ directory of your account, but this location can be different if you are accessing your website via a subdomain or subfolder.


Download Files

There are two ways of downloading your files to the server - using an FTP client, following our FTP tutorial, or downloading them directly through your cPanel account > File Manager, following our cPanel tutorial.


Step 2 Backup database

To create a backup of the MySQL database used on your PHPFox website, you need to log into your cPanel account, locate the Database section and click on the phpMyAdmin service.


Access phpMyAdmin via cPanel


Click on the name of the database set on your website.


PHPFox configuration file.

If you are not aware of the database name on your PHPFox installation, you can check that information by reviewing our tutorial on how to locate the main PHPFox configuration file.


Access PHPFox database via phpMyAdmin


Click on the Export button at the top menu.


Export database via phpMyAdmin


Click on the Go button.