It’s always best practice to backup your website in case anything goes wrong with the update process. There are many ways to do this depending on your preference. Below are several ways you can create a backup.
- Backup through web hosting control panel. Depending on your hosting provider and plan, you can create a backup usually through the hosting control panel (cPanel, etc.). Some hosting plans may require you to upgrade as an additional service in order to create backups.
- If you installed your WordPress website through cPanel Softaculous, you can create a backup for free.
- Use a WordPress backup plugin like UpdraftPlus or Backup Buddy.