Sunday, 6 July 2014
[Review] Top 5 Wordpress Site Backup Plugins 2014 | How to Backup WP
Creating regular WordPress backups is that the smartest thing you'll do for your website. Backups offer you a peace of mind and may prevent in ruinous things once your website gets hacked or you accidentally lock yourself out. There are several free and paid backup plugins for WordPress, and most of them ar fairly simple to use. during this article, we'll show you the seven best backup plugins for WordPress.
Important: Many WordPress hosting providers offer limited backup services, but please remember that it is your responsibility to backup your website on your own. Do not rely solely on your hosting provider for backups.
If you are not already backing up your site, then you should pick one of these 7 best WordPress bckup plugins and start using it right away.
VaultPress was founded by Matt Mullenweg (WordPress co-founder) and his team at Automattic.
It is a subscription based service with different plans and pricing. VaultPress offers automated real-time cloud backup solution starting at $5 / month (which is good for most websites).
Setting up VaultPress and restoring from backups is just a matter of clicks. With some of their packages, they even offer security scans.
The only downside to VaultPress is that it is a recurring expense that can add up if you have multiple WordPress sites.
BackupBuddy is the most popular premium backup plugin for WordPress. It allows you to easily schedule daily, weekly, or monthly backups and store them in Dropbox, Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud, FTP, Stash (their cloud service), and even email it to yourself.
The biggest advantage of using BackupBuddy is that it is not a subscription based service. You are licensed to use the plugin on the number of sites mentioned in your plan. You get access to premium support forums, updates, and 1GB of cloud storage to store your backups.
You can even use BackupBuddy to move WordPress to a new host with no Downtime.
BackWPup is a free plugin that allows you to create complete WordPress backup for free and store it on the cloud (Dropbox, Amazon S3, Rackspace, etc), FTP, email, or on your computer.
It is extremely easy to use and allows you to schedule automatic backups according to your site’s update frequency.
Restoring a WordPress site from backup is also very simple. The BackWPup Pro version comes with priority support, ability to store backups on Google Drive, and some other cool features.
BackupWordPress is a complete WordPress backup plugin with automatic scheduling support. It allows you to create different schedules for your database and files. The only problem is that the free version does not allow you to store your WordPress backups to a cloud storage service.
If you want to store your backups on Dropbox, Google Drive, FTP, etc, then you will need to purchase a premium extension for it. The extensions are available for each service, and you can buy the one you need or the whole bundle.
UpdraftPlus is another WordPress backup plugin. It allows you to create complete backup of your WordPress site and store it on the cloud or download to your computer. The plugin allows you to create scheduled backups and store them to your chosen location. There is a premium version of the plugin with additional features and addons.
The only downside of Updraftplus is that despite having great features, it has a cluttered user interface. This makes it difficult for beginners to locate the options they need. Despite the clutter, it still has a very good rating in the WordPress plugins directory.