5 best plugins to backup your WordPress

The 5 best plugins to backup your WordPress website 2015

If your website is WordPress based, creating regular backups is the best thing you can do to ensure its safety and avoid catastrophic conditions if you accidentally get locked out or the website gets hacked. There are several both paid and free WordPress backup plugins and the majority of them are relatively easy to use. If you are not already backing up your site, then you should pick one of the following 5 best WordPress backup plugins and start using it immediately.

These are my personal favorites but of course there are many others out on the market that you can use.

BackupBuddy

1. BackupBuddy
BackupBuddy is one of the most popular premium backup plugins for WordPress. With the BackupBuddy, you’ll be able to schedule backups daily, weekly and monthly and store them in on Amazon S3, in Dropbox, Rackspace Cloud, FTP and/or Stash or email the back up’s to yourself. One of the biggest advantages of using BackupBuddy is that it isn’t subscription based service. It’s a licensable plugin that you’ll be able to use on the sites outlined in your plan. You can also use this plugin to move WordPress to a different hosting platform without downtime.

 

vaultpress

2. VaultPress
This brand, founded by WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg, is a subscription based service that offers different plans and pricing options. VaultPress provides a real time, automated cloud backup solution that can be setup in a matter of clicks. Their services start at $5 a month and some of their plans offer security scans as well. The only real downside is that VaultPress comes with recurring fees that add up if you’re dealing with multiple WordPress websites.

3. BackUpWordPress
This WordPress backup plugin includes scheduling support that’s automatic, allowing you to generate different schedules for your files and database. The only issue is that the plugin’s free version doesn’t allow you to store backups to a cloud service. In order to put your backups on Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., users need to sign up for a premium extension.

 

updraft plus

4. UpdraftPlus
This WordPress backup option lets you generate total backup of a WordPress site and download it to your computer or store it on the cloud. UpdraftPlus also lets you generate scheduled backups and store them to your preferred location. There’s a premium version of this plugin that comes with additional add-ons and special features. The most significant downside of this plugin is that its interface isn’t as user friendly as some of the others all though it still earns good ratings.

5. BackWPup
This is a free backup plugin that allows you to store your backups on the cloud (Amazon S3, Dropbox, Rackspace, etc.), FTP, email, or on your computer. It’s easy to use and also lets you schedule automatic backups. The BackWPup plugin has a Pro version as well which offers the ability to store your backups on Google Drive, provides priority support and comes with various other cool features.

While a lot of WordPress hosting providers provide limited backup services, it’s important to remember that’s it’s your responsibility to back up your website yourself. In other words, don’t depend solely on your hosting company for backups.

The 5 best plugins to backup your WordPress website was something I put together because I’ve lost entire websites and I don’t want this to happen to you.

Keep  your self and your WordPress website protected. It’s your hard work.

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