Most of the bloggers make use of WordPress platform for blogging. Even if WordPress is said to be one of the best platforms for blogging, still there are some security concerns which you need to think about. By taking backup which you can do by making use of a backup plugin, you’ll be able to save yourself from the tension of losing your WordPress blog’s important data.
There are various free and premium WordPress plugins which will allow you to take backup of your WordPress blog. I have myself tried out few plugins and that’s why I know that how useful some of the backup plugins can be.
Here are the 5 best WordPress plugins which I’ll suggest you to try out for taking backup of your WordPress blog.
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BackWPup is the free to use backup plugin which you may like to try out immediately. I have myself made use of this plugin before and I find it to a good WordPress plugin. You can take backup of files as well as database and you can even automate the backups.
For taking backup you have various cloud options like DropBox, Amazon etc available. Another options available are taking backup to hard drive, email etc. You can even take backup of your different WordPress blogs using this single plugin as you can create seperate folders for it by going to your DropBox account.
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UpdraftPlus is also a superb free plugin for taking backup of WordPress blogs. There is a premium version of UpdraftPlus plugin available which will provide you with more features which includes easy migration of WordPress blog, reports, updates etc. Using the free plugin you won’t be able to create seperate folders in your Dropbox account, but by going for premium version of UpdraftPlus you’ll be able to do it easily.
UpdraftPlus takes backup faster than some of the other WordPress plugins which is because of the split archive method. You’ll be able to find several archives in the UpdraftPlus folder and this may also help you to easily restore the backup.
If you need additional security, then UpdraftPlus shall be the best plugin for you as it comes with the option of database encription.
You can take backup of your WordPress blog easily by making use of BackUpWordPress plugin. BackUpWordPress plugin is hosted on GitHub and you’ll be able to get good support by going for this plugin. BackUpWordPress is a very easy to use plugin and you most probably won’t have to do any type of change in the settings.
BackUpWordPress is a free plugin, but for taking backup to any cloud storage service you’ll need to purchase extension. Without purchasing extension you’ll be able to take backup to email or your own hard drive only.
I’m including VaultPress in this list because it is a very popular WordPress plugin for taking backup easily. VaultPress was founded by Matt Mullenweg who is also the WordPress co-founder.
This is a premium plugin and the pricing starts from $5. A good thing is that various different plans are available. It’ll take your WordPress blog backup everyday and restoring the backups is also very easy.
Even if it is a paid plugin, you may definitely like to invest few dollars for having it. By having VaultPress plugin you’ll feel totally tension free as you’ll have daily backups which can be easily restored in few minutes.
BackupBuddy is also a premium plugin and it is very popular. You’ll find that BackupBuddy allows to take backup to different cloud options which includes Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud etc.
By opting for BackupBuddy you’ll be able to get good support. You won’t have to make regular payments as you just need to pay a one time fee for the license. The price of license depends on the number of sites. You can opt in to get BackupBuddy for all your WordPress blogs.
I hope that this post of mine was helpful for you. If you’ve been looking for best plugins for taking backup of your WordPress blog, then definitely you should try one of the 5 plugins which I have mentioned in this post. You shouldn’t forget to check out popular WordPress CAPTCHA plugins to get rid of spam comments. Which plugin you’re using currently for taking backup of your WordPress blog?