We create a backup of your site once a day, and store backups for 30 days. If you ever need to download a copy for any reason, just follow the easy instructions below!
Click into the site you want to get a backup of, then click the “Backups” tab to see a list of available backups for your site. Here you can download a backup, restore one, or create a new backup.
Hover over or touch the ellipsis icon to the right of the backup you’d like to download. You’ll see a dropdown menu with the option to download.
You should see a confirmation pop-up letting you know that we’ve got your backup on the way.
How long that takes will depend on the size of the site. A small site backup should usually arrive within a couple of minutes or so, but larger sites may take a while.
Just click the ‘Download’ button in that email and your browser will begin downloading a .zip file containing your site’s backup files and folders. (Naturally, this may take some time for larger sites.)
To use a backup to restore your site, all you have to do is replace an existing WordPress install’s wp-content folder and database with those from your backup. And if you have any questions, just let us know at [email protected]!
The most commonly asked questions, and a few we just think you should know.25 Articles
Questions that don't fit elsewhere, or those about Flywheel in general.58 Articles
Everything you need to know to get your first Flywheel site up and running.16 Articles
Details about how to manage DNS and point your domain names at Flywheel.13 Articles
Questions relating to payments, billing and managing your account on Flywheel.13 Articles
Learn everything there is to know about what Blueprints are, how to create them and how to make the best use of them.5 Articles
How to access your WordPress database to make changes and update content.3 Articles
Everything you need to know about our amazing, free local WordPress development software for Mac and PC.6 Articles
Everything you need to know about managing your team with our Organizations feature.8 Articles
Which plugins work best, which plugins work worst, and everything in between.7 Articles
Details about everything Flywheel does to makes your site so secure.13 Articles
Information on setting up and troubleshooting with SFTP connections and file transfers.4 Articles
All there is to know about our free, automatically installed and activated SSL certificates.9 Articles
How to get the most out of Staging, which allows you to duplicate a site, make changes, and then push those changes to the live site.7 Articles
Everything you need to know about our Whitelabel subscriptions for branding and reselling Flywheel.4 Articles