Join Jen Kramer for an in-depth discussion in this video Backups while working locally, part of Installing and Running Joomla! 3: Local and Web-Hosted Sites.
- If you're working on your local computer…on building a Joomla website,…do you need to backup your work?…Well, heck yeah!…Yes, you need to make backups, as often as you possibly can,…because you never know when you're going to make a mistake,…and you need to go back to a previous version.…Now if you think a backup means backing up the files…in this "www" folder here in WAMP, or in your…"htdocs" folder over in MAMP, you're partly right.…It's important to save out Joomla's files.…But remember, this is only PHP, CSS,…HTML images, that kind of thing.…
These is an enormous other part of your Joomla website,…and that is your database.…So that also has to get backed up.…So, backing up your Joomla site is a two-part process.…One, backup your files here.…I assume you know how to do that.…I strongly recommend that you backup…to some kind of offsite backup,…where you would either backup onto a thumb drive,…that you're going to keep not in your house or your office,…or backup onto a cloud-based system…like Dropbox, or Amazon S3.…
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 05/30/2018. What changed?
A: Joomla no longer supports PHP 5.6 and lower and will issue an error message if it detects an outdated version on your host server. We added three videos that show how to resolve the error message, by updating PHP in your MAMP or WAMP stack.