I don’t think that I need to introduce you to the amazing thing which is called taking backups. This is because almost everyone has a horror story that includes loss of important data and not having its backup. The best thing that you can do for your website is to create the wordpress backups. Creating the backup of your contents gives you a peace of mind that you are safe from any kind of catastrophic data loss. So in this article, I am going to tell you about some of the best backup plugins that you can use in your wordpress website. There are free and paid plugins, the list is shown below:
VaultPress is a premium backup plugin of wordpress. And it provides you with its premium services. It has got every kind of tool that you might or might not need in order to create an extra copy of your website. It has got all of the premium features that you may require, yet it has a very user friendly interface. You can even scan a whole file of codes of your website, to find anything malicious. It is an additional benefit given by VaultPress. You can set it up quickly with just a few clicks. Online backup is also offered by VaultPress, that backup will be saved in the cloud storage, and it provides you extra security of your data. Matt Mullenweg (the co-founder of WordPress) is the creator of VaultPress. He founded this plugin at Automattic, with his team.
One of the most popular and premium plugin for the backup of Wordpress is the BackupBuddy plugin. You can easily schedule your backups on daily, weekly or monthly basis and then you can also store that backup in your various cloud storages like Amazon S3, Dropbox, FTP, Rackspace, or you can also email that backup to yourself. BackupBuddy is a paid plugin so you will have to pay for it to use it. But once you pay for it, you are not going to regret it, that’s for sure.
CodeGuard provides you a cloud backup service. for your website, it will be like a time machine. CodeGuard creates a complete backup of your website on the daily basis and then saves that backup to their offsite cloud servers which are very well secured. With just one click, you can restore your backup, and you can also download the backup on your computer, for the options of manual restore. CodeGuard is a solution which will work with all of the websites. Not just with Wordpress only. CodeGuard gives you the power to track and monitor changes. CodeGuard is also a paid service.
With BackWPup, a complete backup of your wordpress website can be created, and that for free. it is a free plugin. You can also store your backup on the cloud storages like Amazon S3, Dropbox, Rackspace etc, and also on your computer, FTP, and you can also email it to yourself. BackWPup is a very easy to use and user friendly plugin. And according to the update frequency of your website, you can also schedule the automatic backups. And if you want to restore your wordpress website from this backup, doing this is also very easy. The pro version of this plugin gives you the ability to store the backup on google drive, priority support and many other amazing features.
BackUpWordPress is also a wordpress plugin through which you can create a full backup of your wordpress website. It also supports automatic scheduled backups you can create different schedules for your files and database through it. But it comes with a limitation. The free version does not allows you to store your backups on cloud storages. If you want to store your backup in google drive, dropbox, FTP etc, then you will have to buy the premium version.
This is also a backup plugin for wordpress. With UpdraftPlus, you can create a full backup of your website and then you can also save it to the cloud storages or you can download them into your computer. You can create scheduled backups and then you can store the backups to your desired location. The premium version of this plugin gives extra addons and additional features. But there is just one problem with this plugin. It does not have a user friendly interface. So it is really difficult for the beginners to locate their required features. Other wise, it is a great plugin.
WP DB Backup
If you are looking for a wordpress plugin which can backup only your website databases, the WP DB Backup is the best solution for you. It is a very famous plugin as it has been downloaded more than two million times, since it is launched. For starters, it is a free plugin. If you don’t update your website that often and if you don’t have any images on your blog posts, then this is the best solution for you. Database backups can also be scheduled and then you can also restore them from those backups. If you want to backup your wordpress database, but you don’t have any access to the phpMyAdmin, then this plugin can do this job for you.
WordPress Backup to Dropbox
WordPress Backup to Dropbox is also a free backup plugin that you might want to try. As the name says, this plugin creates the backup of your website, and then uploads it to your Dropbox account. It can also create automatic scheduled backups and then upload the backup to your dropbox. This plugin performs its job pretty flawlessly. This plugin allows you create a backup of your files and databases. But this plugin does not offer you a feature to restore your backups.
Online Backup for wordpress
Online Backup for Wordpress is a different kind of plugin. What it actually does is that it makes sure that your backups are secure and safe. It does encryption on your backup data so that your data is safe and secure when it is being transferred for uploading and downloading. This plugin also maintains a backup of your files and databases, and then they can also be sent to a folder on your website’s server, email, etc. you can also schedule automatic backups and then you can download these backup files as a zip file, any time you want.
Now I have told you about some of the best and most popular backup plugins that you can use for your wordpress website. Now you should select and start using one, before something unfortunate happens with you.
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