Bluehost Backup

This tutorial only applies to those who are hosting their site through Bluehost. If Bluehost is not your host click here to return to our universal backup tutorial.

One of the many reasons that Bluehost is our #1 recommended host is that they provide automated backups that you can access in your cPanel area. So, for backing up or recovering specific files, your database files, or your entire site, you can access your automated backups in Bluehost’s cPanel area. So if you find the process of backing up via FTP to be daunting, you can use this instead.  Watch this short Bluehost video description or and/or read our text description below.

Backing Up

Bluehost is always automatically backing up your site in the background and putting the backups into dated folders for you to access later.  The instructions below are for restoring your site or actually downloading a copy of a backup.

*NOTE* Even though Bluehost stores backups for you, for total piece of mind you will want to also save backups to your own hard drive or cloud storage solution.  You can use our process for downloading backups or the process shown here.

Downloading Your Backup Files

The first thing you’ll want to do is to login to your Bluehost control panel.

Once you’ve logged in, find the ‘File Management‘ area and click on ‘Site Backup Pro‘.  Don’t worry if it says “Pro.”  This is where you go for the free option, as well.

site-backup-pro-icon

Once you’ve done that, you’ll notice that you have different backup options the ones offered for free as “Backup and Restore Basic,” and the other “Pro” options which require a small yearly fee.bh-backup-options

Free Backup Options

  1. You can click the ‘Full cPanel Backup’ option, which will provide you a full back up all of the files on your server and your database. (This is like doing all of the steps (1a, 1b and 1c) in our backup tutorial in one shot:
  2. You can click on the ‘Website Files‘ option to download a backup of your server files specifically (which is Step 1a of our backup tutorial)
  3. You can choose the ‘MySQL Databases (Individual)’ option to download a backup of your database (which is like Step 1b/1c of our tutorial). We always encourage everyone to also establish an automated database backup via the the wp-db-backup plugin.

bh_backup_free_options

Bluehost “Pro” Backup options

For a small yearly fee of around $20 you can upgrade to a “Pro” account with provides expanded backup options. See the list below of the added features.  Contact Bluehost directly for more information.

bh_backup_pro_features

The great value in upgrading to the “Pro” level is that you can schedule backups however you like, and customize them to fit your needs. Or if you run into a problem you can restore very specific files.  You can browse a history of automated backups and choose exactly the ones you want to restore or backup.

So if your blog is with Bluehost, you might find this process to be a little easier and less time consuming. If you don’t yet have Bluehost, you can get $30 back by singing up for hosting through our link.



This tutorial only applies to those who are hosting their site through Bluehost. If Bluehost is not your host click here to return to our universal backup tutorial.

One of the many reasons that Bluehost is our #1 recommended host is that they provide automated backups that you can access in your cPanel area. So, for backing up or recovering specific files, your database files, or your entire site, you can access your automated backups in Bluehost’s cPanel area. So if you find the process of backing up via FTP to be daunting, you can use this instead.  Watch this short Bluehost video description or and/or read our text description below.

Backing Up

Bluehost is always automatically backing up your site in the background and putting the backups into dated folders for you to access later.  The instructions below are for restoring your site or actually downloading a copy of a backup.

*NOTE* Even though Bluehost stores backups for you, for total piece of mind you will want to also save backups to your own hard drive or cloud storage solution.  You can use our process for downloading backups or the process shown here.

Downloading Your Backup Files

The first thing you’ll want to do is to login to your Bluehost control panel.

Once you’ve logged in, find the ‘File Management‘ area and click on ‘Site Backup Pro‘.  Don’t worry if it says “Pro.”  This is where you go for the free option, as well.

site-backup-pro-icon

Once you’ve done that, you’ll notice that you have different backup options the ones offered for free as “Backup and Restore Basic,” and the other “Pro” options which require a small yearly fee.bh-backup-options

Free Backup Options

  1. You can click the ‘Full cPanel Backup’ option, which will provide you a full back up all of the files on your server and your database. (This is like doing all of the steps (1a, 1b and 1c) in our backup tutorial in one shot:
  2. You can click on the ‘Website Files‘ option to download a backup of your server files specifically (which is Step 1a of our backup tutorial)
  3. You can choose the ‘MySQL Databases (Individual)’ option to download a backup of your database (which is like Step 1b/1c of our tutorial). We always encourage everyone to also establish an automated database backup via the the wp-db-backup plugin.

bh_backup_free_options

Bluehost “Pro” Backup options

For a small yearly fee of around $20 you can upgrade to a “Pro” account with provides expanded backup options. See the list below of the added features.  Contact Bluehost directly for more information.

bh_backup_pro_features

The great value in upgrading to the “Pro” level is that you can schedule backups however you like, and customize them to fit your needs. Or if you run into a problem you can restore very specific files.  You can browse a history of automated backups and choose exactly the ones you want to restore or backup.

So if your blog is with Bluehost, you might find this process to be a little easier and less time consuming. If you don’t yet have Bluehost, you can get $30 back by singing up for hosting through our link.


This tutorial only applies to those who are hosting their site through Bluehost. If Bluehost is not your host click here to return to our universal backup tutorial.

One of the many reasons that Bluehost is our #1 recommended host is that they provide automated backups that you can access in your cPanel area. So, for backing up or recovering specific files, your database files, or your entire site, you can access your automated backups in Bluehost’s cPanel area. So if you find the process of backing up via FTP to be daunting, you can use this instead.  Watch this short Bluehost video description or and/or read our text description below.

Backing Up

Bluehost is always automatically backing up your site in the background and putting the backups into dated folders for you to access later.  The instructions below are for restoring your site or actually downloading a copy of a backup.

*NOTE* Even though Bluehost stores backups for you, for total piece of mind you will want to also save backups to your own hard drive or cloud storage solution.  You can use our process for downloading backups or the process shown here.

Downloading Your Backup Files

The first thing you’ll want to do is to login to your Bluehost control panel.

Once you’ve logged in, find the ‘File Management‘ area and click on ‘Site Backup Pro‘.  Don’t worry if it says “Pro.”  This is where you go for the free option, as well.

site-backup-pro-icon

Once you’ve done that, you’ll notice that you have different backup options the ones offered for free as “Backup and Restore Basic,” and the other “Pro” options which require a small yearly fee.bh-backup-options

Free Backup Options

  1. You can click the ‘Full cPanel Backup’ option, which will provide you a full back up all of the files on your server and your database. (This is like doing all of the steps (1a, 1b and 1c) in our backup tutorial in one shot:
  2. You can click on the ‘Website Files‘ option to download a backup of your server files specifically (which is Step 1a of our backup tutorial)
  3. You can choose the ‘MySQL Databases (Individual)’ option to download a backup of your database (which is like Step 1b/1c of our tutorial). We always encourage everyone to also establish an automated database backup via the the wp-db-backup plugin.

bh_backup_free_options

Bluehost “Pro” Backup options

For a small yearly fee of around $20 you can upgrade to a “Pro” account with provides expanded backup options. See the list below of the added features.  Contact Bluehost directly for more information.

bh_backup_pro_features

The great value in upgrading to the “Pro” level is that you can schedule backups however you like, and customize them to fit your needs. Or if you run into a problem you can restore very specific files.  You can browse a history of automated backups and choose exactly the ones you want to restore or backup.

So if your blog is with Bluehost, you might find this process to be a little easier and less time consuming. If you don’t yet have Bluehost, you can get $30 back by singing up for hosting through our link.

 

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