WordPress Backup Plugins


OCT | 2015

WordPress Backup Plugins

Backup is a process of backing up, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. Backing up via the Internet to a remote location can protect against some worst-case scenarios such as fires, floods, or earthquakes which would destroy any backups in the immediate vicinity along with everything else. There are several free and paid backup plugins for WordPress, and most of them are fairly easy to use.

Some best backup plugins for WordPress are:-

  • VaultPress

  • VaultPress was founded by Matt Mullenweg and his team at Automattic. Automattic, Inc. is a web development corporation founded in August 2005. Setting up VaultPress and restoring from backups is just a matter of clicks. With some of their packages, they even offer security scans.

  • BackWPup

  • It is extremely easy to use and allows you to schedule automatic backups according to your site’s update frequency. The backup plugin BackWPup Free 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.

  • UpdraftPlus

  • UpdraftPlus is another WordPress backup plugin. It Supports encryption at multiple levels and it can keep your backups safe from prying eyes. This plugin also performs a second function: it takes automatic backups when WordPress performs an automatic background update.

  • BackUpWordPress

  • BackUpWordPress will back up your entire site including your database and all your files on a schedule that suits you. It Works in low memory, "shared host" environments.The only problem is that the free version does not allow you to store your WordPress backups to a cloud storage service.