Websites driven with PHP and MySQL have databases which contain virtually all of the content of the site. Without a database most websites would look empty. Because the database is so critical to websites it is important to make regular backup copies as content is added.
Why Make A Database Backup
In case a database is deleted either by accident or by being hacked into it is important to have a backup of the database so it can be restored. Since most websites are constantly adding content it is therefore necessary that these backups be done regularly to ensure the backup is current.
How to Make A Database Backup
Anyone with cpanel access to a website can make a database backup. The backup itself is done through phpMyadmin and it requires a user select the database they wish to backup, click on the export tab and then save the file to their harddrive.