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How to Take Backup of Joomla Site in PHP

Posted by Vineet Kumar Saini Articles | PHP June 20, 2012
In this article you will see how to take a backup of a Joomla Site in PHP.
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In this article I will tell you how to take backup of Joomla site. In the previous article I described how to install and use simple image gallery in Joomla in PHP.

First of all we will download the Akeeba backup component from this link: https://www.akeebabackup.com/download/akeeba-backup/akeeba-backup-3-5-2.html

Step 1.  After downloadiing the Akeeba component we will go to the admin panel of the Joomla site. Then we will go to Extension -> Extension Manager.

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Step 2. Now we will browse the Akeeba component zip file.

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Step 3.  Select the Akeeba component zip file from your computer, then open it, as in the following image:

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Step 4. Now click on the Upload & Install. After uploading and installing the component you will get a message saying "Installing component was successful".

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Step 5. Now we will go to component -> Akeeba Backup.

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Step 6. Now check Run Configuration Wizard then click on Apply these preferences.

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Step 7. Now click on the Backup Now.

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Step 8. Now we can enter a Backup comment then click on the Backup Now button.

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Step 9. After clicking on the Backup Now button your Backup process will begin, as in the following image:

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Step 10. Upon completion of the backup process we will click on Administer Backup Files.

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Step 11. Now you can see your backup files, as in the following image:

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Conclusion

In this article you saw how to take backup of Joomla Site. Using this article one can easily understand the backup process of Joomla sites.

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