When you use WordPress for your website design, you get a lot of free plugins to make your website great. Talking about backups, we all know the importance of having regular backups for a website.
Just in case there happens a malfunction at your server end or your end while learning WordPress & implementing new things, you must have the latest backup of your website to restore as and when required.
In this blog post, I am going to share 5 useful WordPress plugins to back up your website safely. Some of them are subscription-based and few are free.
#1 Backup Buddy
Backup Buddy is one of the most popular premium WordPress plugins for backing up your website at regular intervals. You can schedule daily, weekly, or monthly backups and store them in Dropbox, Rackspace Cloud, FTP, Stash (their cloud service), and even email it to yourself. This plugin comes with a paid license which you can pay for and use the plugin on several websites. Not only this, you also get 1GB of cloud storage to store your backups.
BackWPup is a free WordPress plugin to back up your website and store it on Dropbox, Amazon S3, FTP, Email, or your own computer. This free backup plugin also allows you to schedule automatic backups which you can set according to the updating frequency on your website.
This one is another great plugin that offers a complete WordPress backup plugin with automatic scheduling support. However, the only downside of this plugin is that it doesn’t allow you to store your website on the cloud (Dropbox, etc.), and if you want to do so, you will have to pay for their premium package.
As the name suggests, the WP-DB-Backup plugin allows you to back up only the database of your website which means you will have to back up your files manually. This plugin also has the option to schedule your backups. This plugin serves as a very useful tool for users who do not have access to phpMyAdmin to back up the WordPress database manually.
As the name suggests, Duplicator helps you to clone your website which is very helpful if you need to migrate your website to another server however at the same time it also helps you back up your WordPress website. The downside of this plugin is that you can’t schedule the backups using this plugin