How to create a backup of Elgg?

To create a backup of your Elgg website, you will need to do 2 things:

Backup your website files
Backup your website database

To backup your website files, simply download them via FTP. You can find our FTP video tutorials at:

To backup your website database, simply export it using a database management tool like phpMyAdmin. You can find our video tutorial on how to export a database via phpMyAdmin here: