Regularly backing up your website no matter what it is (WordPress or not), is one of the most important things you can do to safeguard yourself against losing all your data.
Before you say it won’t happen to you I have to say something will go wrong as we all experience it one or many times before. So in this WordPress Wednesday I’m showcasing 8 plugins options that can help you backup your WordPress based website.
All of these plugins are excellent, not to mention most are free (some are paid options), that will back up all your posts, pages, product descriptions and whatever else you may have on your site but however some plugins will only just backup your database.
1. Updraft Plus
This UpdraftPlus plugin is the free one, as there is a premium version that is available for users who wants more options but this plugin is good for most of us. This plugin simplifies backups and restoration. It’s one of the best and highest ranking and most popular scheduled backup plugin.
The plugin backup your site into the cloud directly to Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 (or compatible), Rackspace Cloud, DreamObjects, FTP, Openstack Swift, Updraft Vault and email. The paid version also backs up to Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, SFTP, SCP, and WebDAV.
BackWPup is another free one that also have an premium version, The backup plugin can be used to save your complete installation including /wp-content/ and push them to an external Backup Service, like Dropbox, S3, FTP and many more. With a single backup .zip file you are able to easily restore an installation.
BlogVault is as a comprehensive alternative to backup solutions that provides the perfect meeting ground of best backup and security practices. From comprehensive and secure backups to ease of use (with one-click restores and migrations), and daily or real-time automatic backups, to world-class support, BlogVault helps free you up to do what you do best.
After installing this plugin subscribe, and BlogVault automatically makes full-site backups daily; or in real-time. It also stores 365 days of backups in encrypted format in offsite locations. This means WordPress backup to Amazon S3, and BlogVault servers. BlogVault also allows you to upload WordPress backups to Dropbox.
4. Backup Guard
BackupGuard is the most complete site backup and restore plugin. This plugin offer the easiest way to Backup, Restore and Migrate your website, this plugin allows you to backup and restore your files, database or both.
This plugin can be extremely effective in making your site WordPress site safe all the time. Your backups can be uploaded backups to Dropbox, Google Drive and Amazon S3 saving a lot of time while managing other things.
This free plugin is mainly for those who wanting to migrate your WordPress website to another place, this plugin will backup the database, media files, plugins and themes with no technical knowledge required.
There is an option to apply an unlimited number of find and replace operations on your database during the export process and the plugin will also fix any serialisation problems that occur during the find/replace operation.
WP SuperBackup is a paid plugin that costs $34, This backup plugin allows you to do just that Backup, working on your site is always a lengthy and cumbersome process, and it would be a pity for all your hard work to go to waste because of a misconfiguration or error that’s perhaps not even your fault.
But having a trustworthy backup solution in place can help you prevent that. This is where the plugin comes into play as it comes with many different features that you may don’t see in others plugins such as are you working with a staging & a production server? WP SuperBackup allows you to easily sync across all files, or just the ones you really need between the servers. plus easily track all backup tasks and always know what the current status of your latest backup is, and this plugin supports a plethora of cloud services, including but not limited to your own (s)FTP accounts, Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon, OneDrive etc.
It’s Self-diagnosis as it allows you to run a live check on your server settings and immediately flags any potential issues, so that you can address them before you even begin backing up!
7. My WP Backup
This free version of My WP Backup is the best way to protect your data and website in the event of adverse server events, data corruption, hacking and more. With the option to schedule backups and have them delivered via email, Amazon S3, and lots of other features, you can sleep easy knowing you’re protected.
VaultPress is a real-time backup and security scanning service designed and built by Automattic, this plugin has different paid options so pick the one that is suit for your situtation. VaultPress is now powered by Jetpack and the plugin effortlessly backs up every post, comment, media file, revision, and dashboard setting on your site to VaultPress servers. With VaultPress you’re protected against hackers, malware, accidental damage, and host outages.