I'm about to make a crazy change to my website.
I want to experiment with changing my website’s theme and I’m scared all hell is going to break loose. Either it will work. Magically. Or everything will break and I’ll have to start over on a rebuild.
Then it hit me. I can create a 1-click backup of the site. This is super easy on the SiteGround GrowBig and GoGeek plans. Unfortunately, on SiteGround’s StartUp plan, you can’t create a 1-click backup manually. But you can still access the daily auto-backups whenever you need to from the same location I outline below.
You can even use this process when you do routine “WordPress updates” because some plugin or theme updates can actually break your website. Creating a quick website backup is like creating an instant safety net just in case.
How To Manually Backup Your Website on SiteGround.
Here’s where you do it in Site Tools / Security / Backups:
How To Manually Restore a Backup
If something goes wrong, you can click on the 3 dots vertical ellipsis and click Restore All Files & Databases.
Alternatively, Create A Staging Website
A Staging Website should be utilized for a website that is live and you are going to be making some big changes or large updates/upgrades.
This is also super easy to do in SiteGround’s Site Tools. Simply go to WordPress / Staging and Create A New Staging Copy.
Generally, it’s recommended to hire a professional web designer if you need changes that are big enough to warrant a staging website. But SiteGround has made the process so easy, it’s nice to know you have the option for your website hosting.