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Steps To Take Database Backup From Godaddy Server

Godaddy is one of the most widely used hosting service provider. In this blog we are going to discuss in detail how to take database backup of a website that is hosted over Godaddy server.

There are many situations when you require to have the database backup:

  1. If you are planning to move the hosting from one server to other.
  2. You are migrating hosting plan.
  3. Making some modification.
  4. On regular basis some of us use to take backup to protect it from data loss.

Now, let’s explore the steps in detail:

Step 1: Go to Godaddy login page. Enter the login credential.

godaddy welcome page

Step 2: After entering the credential it will take user to his/her Godaddy account. Move to the “Web Hosting” section and click on “Manage” button as shown in the below screen.

web hosting

Step 3: This will take you to the “C-panel” section. You can see from the below screen shot that c-panel have all the detail relating to your hosting.

Now you need to move in database section and click on “PHPMY Admin

godaddy cpanel

Step 4: Now you will move on the “Database Overview” page. The entire databases that you have created are listed here.

Choose the one from the left hand side by clicking on that. After selection this will display all the tables corresponding to that in the right side. You can see in the below mentioned screen.

Click on “Export” tab.

database overview

Step 5: Now you will move to the new page here need to click on “Go” button. This Go button will generate the SQL script. Select the path where you want to save and store the copy of database in your system. In case of data loss you can upload the same by clicking on “Import” button.

sql script

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