Abbas is a software engineer by profession and a passionate coder who lives every moment to the fullest. He loves open source projects and WordPress. When not chilling around with friends he's occupied with one of the following open source projects he's built: Choomantar, The Browser Counter WordPress plugin, and Google Buzz From Admin.
No matter how much you trust your hosting company, disasters happen. You should ensure that you have a full backup of your WordPress database and files to restore from easily, without losing any important data. In this article, Abbas explains how to back up your WordPress site manually and also describes some useful plugins that automate the process.