In order to create a backup of your IPB website, you will need to backup your website files and website database. You can easily backup the website files by downloading them on your local computer using an FTP client like FileZilla. You can check our FTP video tutorial at:
To backup your website you will need to export it using a database management tool like phpMyAdmin. You can check our tutorial on how to export a MySQL database using phpMyAdmin at:
To find out which database your website uses, open the file conf_global.php located in your IPB root directory. Find the following line:
$INFO[‘sql_database’] = ‘database_name’;
The text between the second quotes will be the name of your database.