Backup plugins for WordPress
Your website is the money maker for your business so learn how to protect it and why you should be backing it up. There are plenty of options out there for backing up WordPress and today we are going to talk about three options for you.
To prevent data loss make sure you are backing up your site daily, this will enable you to easily restore without losing to much data. Make sure the plugin you choose also backs up your database as well this is the most important part since all of your data is stored in a database.
UpdraftPlus is a free plugin for backing up your website. They also have add-ons that you can purchase that extend the plugin and offer more backup locations and also allows backing up to multiple places. Here at Xenon Cloud, we use the premium version of the plugin and backup our website to our cloud storage. You can backup your site to Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage and more. If you want to you can schedule to backup your site in intervals determined by you. We recommend backing up your site every 4 hours so you do not lose any work you have done. To download UpdraftPlus please click here.
WP Time Capsule is a perfect solution for you if you want to back up only your recent files, and not your entire WordPress site. With WP Time Capsule, you can back up your website to your favorite cloud storage sites like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Amazon S3.
The main benefit of WP Time Capsule is that it consumes considerably fewer server resources since it doesn’t compress and zip your backup files.
In order to use WP Time Capsule on your site, register for an account on WP Time Capsule, install the free plugin and then connect the cloud app with your plugin so that you can send your WordPress backup files to your preferred location. After completing a full backup, you can schedule a time for backing up your recently-changed files.
If you want to get started with this plugin click here.
BackupBuddy has been around since early 2010, protecting a half a million WordPress websites.
With just a few clicks, it enables you to backup your entire website from your WordPress dashboard. You can schedule automatic backups, send your backup files to a remote secure location, and restore your files quickly.
The ability to repair and optimize your database is one of the unique features BackupBuddy offers. With every plugin purchase, you’ll get 1 GB of free Stash Live storage. Stash Live continuously backs up your database changes such as new or modified posts, putting your mind at ease. Best of all, Stash Live works perfectly well even if your site is hosted on cheap shared hosting.
To get started with this plugin click here.