Why do you have to use a WordPress backup plugin? Backing up your WordPress site regularly is a must. There are so many problems, which can occur like malicious infections, hacker attacks etc. In many cases, the only solution to restore your working website is to use your backups. Therefore, the first step to make your blog secure is to make backups regularly.
Fortunately, nowadays there are many solutions as well as backup plugins which allow to make a saved copy of your files and database with some clicks. There are manually ways you can use as well, but I think these tools are much better than that. They can be used easily even by a beginner user.
Below I have collected the top 5 automated backup plugins for WordPress which are suggested by experts and regularly updated.
Mostly Suggested WordPress Backup Plugins
This is an easy to use plugin to make a complete backup of your WordPress site and database, and easily restore it in case it is needed. You can also use it to move your website from one hosting or server to another easily. It also supports scheduled backup. It comes with a security layer to protect your backups, and supports Amazon S3 cloud. I think, it is an easy to use all in one solution for backing up.
To tell the truth, this is the only WordPress backup plugin I use on my websites as it is reliable, easy to use and offers many useful options for optimizing my WordPress site. Beside the backing up, restoring functions I can also optimize and repair my database. Check out the video below to learn the features of this plugin.
Online Backup for WordPress
This plugin supports all the features that the previous ones, but it offers even better protection, as it encrypt the backup data to keep it secure. This way your backup date will be protected so matter where it is stored or sent. Check out the video below how it works.
- Easy to use
- Configuration checklist to help you get started
- Schedule daily or weekly backups to email or free online storage
- Download on-demand backups in ZIP file
- Backup only files that have changed since the last backup
- Full AES encryption support
- Exclude files and folders
- Exclude comments in trash or marked as spam
- Backup the WordPress parent folder if your WordPress blog is only part of your website
- Free online storage available in secure data centers
- Support forum is actively monitored to help users with any issues
Video Demonstration of Online Backup for WordPress
Source: Online Backup Plugin 2.1.2
This is another automated WordPress backup plugin which is a straightforward solution to back up your files and database. I think, it is an exceptionally excellent solution for novice users. Moreover, it works in low memory, so it works perfectly with “weaker” shared hosting services.
The last plugin for backing up has very positive reviews and great ratings on WordPress.org. It is another featured rich solution, but what it makes may be better than the others is that it supports Amazon S3, Google Storage, Microsoft Azure, RackSpaceCloud, Dropbox and SugarSync. Because of supporting the mentioned services, it makes it the best WordPress backup plugin. Watch how it works below.
Source: Using BackWPup
As you can see there are many high quality free WordPress backup plugins which can help to save, move or clone your WordPress website easily. If you have ever used any of these plugins share your review.
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