Some people who are new to Joomla find that reordering articles can be a little confusing.
Many people think that if they reorder articles through the Article Manager (in the back end), the articles should appear in that same order on the front end. Wrong! When they check the articles on the front end, they're often surprised to find that the ordering hasn't changed! That's because the sorting of articles in Joomla's front end and back end is not related.
In order to restore a manual backup of your Joomla 3 website, you will need access to a .sql. In our example the .sql file, was created via phpMyAdmin. It contains the necessary SQL codes and operations to run your Joomla site.
In this tutorial, I'm going to walk you through how to backup your Joomla website the good old way - by doing manual back ups.
The primary reason why I backup my Joomla site is that there are just so many things that can go wrong, such as when I update Joomla or when I install a new extension. Sometimes the only way to move your Joomla site is to make a backup and restore it on a new host.
There are two parts to making a back up of your Joomla 3 site. The first part is that you need to download all of your Joomla files, and the second part is to backup the database.
Once you download your copy of Joomla, you need an FTP program like FileZilla to transfer your files over to your web server. In this tutorial we will use a free FTP software called FileZilla to move your files. An FTP software (File Transfer Protocol) is a special type of software which allows you to easily transfer files to and from your web server.