Database export

To export a database, you can either export a database dump from Plesk or go to phpMyAdmin. phpMyAdmin is a software tool that allows you to manage a database online. For more information about phpMyAdmin see their page https://www.phpmyadmin.nl/.

Login on Plesk Control Panel

  1. In My Cloud86 (link), click in the left menu on My Services.
  2. Click the 3 dots behind the web hosting package you want to see in Plesk and click View Details.
  3. Under the heading Manage Webhosting (middle of the page), click on Websites & Domains.
  4. You will now be automatically logged into the Plesk Control Panel.

For the full manual with images, follow Login to Plesk

Database export via phpMyAdmin

  1. In Plesk, click in the left menu on Databases and locate the database you want to export and click phpMyAdmin. For WordPress sites, see, How do I backup my WordPress website?, to find out which database you need to have.
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  2. In the new tab, click Export at the top and then the Export button.
  3. Your database is now downloaded directly to the computer as a .sql file.

Database export via Dump

We recommend backing up through phpMyAdmin, because exporting a dump creates a copy of the database on the server and takes up extra space if you leave it. If you do use a database dump, delete the file when you are done to save space.

  1. In Plesk, click in the left menu on Databases and locate the database where you want to export the files. At that database, click Export Dump.
  2. Select the folder location of the dump, if in doubt choose the Root directory and select Automatically download dump after creation.
  3. In the left menu go to Files and download the file if you haven't already done so and then delete it by placing a check mark in front of it and clicking delete.

After exporting a database

Now that you have downloaded the database, you can import it in another place. For further articles on this see: