Losing months of hard work is one of the greatest nightmares of anyone who works in any industry related to computers and web technology. That’s why it’s very important to keep a backup of your work and update it as often as possible or every time a major change happens.
That being said, backing up your WordPress website is easy, thanks to a number of plugins available to us. Here are some of the best plugins to backup and restore WordPress.
UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin
This is one of the most popular backup plugins for WordPress. According to its plugin page, it has at least a million active installs. It has an active community and the developers, along with the users are cooperating together to solve any issue that one can encounter with the plugin.
What made this plugin so popular is that it an all in one solution – you can backup and restore your site with a single plugin. You can also schedule backups – even on its free version, a very important feature for a backup plugin and with over a million installs, we can infer that it’s compatible with a wide array of WordPress setups, so the chances of encountering a critical error are severely minimized.
If you want a premium solution, then Backup Buddy is for you. You can easily create daily, weekly, or monthly schedule and choose to automatically store your backups in cloud storage services like Dropbox, Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud and Google Drive. They also have their own cloud storage service called Stash Live.
Perhaps the main strength of Backup Buddy lies from their online backup service – called Stash Live. It can back-up your site in real-time and you can also use it to duplicate your site for migration and/or restoration. Finally, they say that this plugin doesn’t consume too many resources, so even in the worst shared hosting environment, this will work smoothly.
A free WordPress backup solution that covers all of your basic needs. It supports backing up to popular cloud services such as Dropbox, S3 Services, Azure, SugarSync, Amazon Glacier, RackSpace cloud and more. It can also optimize and fix a database and of course, back it up. Aside from that, it also gives you the ability to choose what archive type you want your backups zipped and saved to.
This is a very simple, yet popular plugin with more than 300,000 active installs. However, this one can only be used to back up your database. This is perfect for a website with little to no multimedia content. It makes creating and restoring backup faster and easier.