With so many Backup plugins available for WordPress today, it is easy to wonder which are the best WordPress backup plugins. Backup is without a doubt the most important feature in a website or blog. In fact, no hosting provider can ever offer 100% uptime and reliability. Most if not all the top rated hosting businesses experienced downtimes or had several problems with their data centers.
In WordPress, Drupal, Joomla or in any other system out there, having a good working backup system will save you a lot of sleepless nights. Beside safeguard your files, content and database from server downtimes, a good backup system will also save you from the regular malware infections or eternal hacks or viruses.
WordPress provide many different backup plugins. in this article I have selected the best backup plugins based on their stability, performance and functionalities.
Being too busy to worry about backup is like being too busy driving a car to put on a seatbelt.
Top best WordPress backup plugins:
There are number of free and premium WordPress backup plugins available in this article I will try to provide the best free and premium plugins for WordPress.
1. Xcloner-Backup and Restore
Download: XCloner – Backup and Restore
XCloner is a full backup management plugin for WordPress. with over 300,000 downloads, this plugin uses open standards such as MySQL and TAR formats to insure backups can be restored in a variety of ways, giving more flexibility and total control of the operation.
The BackupWordPress plugin is a complete WordPress backup plugin with automatic scheduling support. BackupWordPress makes a backup of your site, database and all files according to the pre-configured scheduled time.
BackupWordPress is easy to use as it requires no configuration. It allows you to manage multiple schedules and the option to get each backup file via email, and to exclude files and folders from backups.
Note: The plugin does not support to store your wordpress database on a cloud based storage service in the free version. For this, you need to purchase the premium version extension to store the backup files on cloud services like DropBox, Google Drive, FTP, etc.
3. Complete Backup Central
Download: Complete Central Backup
Creates a snapshot backup of your entire live site with just one click. This plugin allows you to create a complete copy of the flight safety. The copy includes both files and database and with one click you can restore your full page just as easy.
4. WordPress Backup to Dropbox
Download: WordPress Backup to Dropbox
Get your WordPress website safe on Dropbox in minutes. Dropbox is a popular service that provides free space in the cloud and through this plugin, it is easy to backup your site by uploading your site, content and database directly to Dropbox.
5. BackWPup Free
Download: BackWPup Free
Schedule automatic backups of your WordPress installation, ability to decide which content to store in the cloud (Dropbox, S3, etc), It is also possible to verify, optimize and repair the stored database.
The proposed WP-DB-Backup also involves performing regular backups of your site. As with other plugins, with this addition we can schedule performing regular backups of our database.
Unlike other plugins that rely on external resources, this plugin stores the backups internally and generates a record of copies that can be downloaded on demand.
7. Keep Daily Backup
Download: Keep Daily Backup
This plugin will backup the mysql tables and email to a specified email address daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly.
8. Backup Scheduler
Download: Backup Scheduler
With this plugin, you may plan the backup of your entire website (folders, files and/or database). You can choose the following:
which folders you want to save.
the frequency of the backup process.
whether your database should be saved.
whether the backup is stored on the local website, sent by email or stored on a distant FTP (support of multi part zip files).
In this case, Backup Scheduler allows us to use our web server as a repository (that is not an option, in my opinion, more recommended), email us the backups or upload them directly to an FTP server.
9. UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration
Download: UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration
Backup and restoration made easy. Complete backups; manual or scheduled (backup to S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email + others).
UpdraftPlus simplifies backups (and restoration). Backup into the cloud (Amazon S3 (or compatible), Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace Cloud, DreamObjects, FTP, Openstack Swift, UpdraftPlus Vault and email) and restore with a single click. Backups of files and database can have separate schedules. The paid version also backs up to Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure, Copy.Com, Google Cloud Storage, SFTP, SCP, and WebDAV.
Top-quality: UpdraftPlus is the highest-ranking backup plugin on wordpress.org (ranks in the top 40 out of over 30,000 WordPress plugins for quality).
Over 600,000 currently active installs: widely tested and reliable (over 3.8 million downloads). The #1 most installed scheduled backup plugin, according to wordpress.org. Many millions of backups completed!
Duplicate, clone, backup, move and transfer an entire site from one location to another.
The Duplicator gives WordPress administrators the ability to migrate, copy or clone a site from one location to another. The plugin also serves as a simple backup utility. The Duplicator supports both serialized and base64 serialized string replacement. If you need to move WordPress or backup WordPress this plugin can help simplify the process.
At the time of beginning stage of blogging journey with WordPress CMS, every WordPress user will face the technical problems with WordPress theme installation, Plugin installation and its compatibility issues with hosting servers. Finally if we loose our data. we do not need to worry; the above best WordPress backup plugin list will help you to retrieve your data.
Personally i am suggesting UpdraftPlus plugin to backup your WordPress site. Let me know if you have any other suggestion to the list, and let me know which backup plugin you recommend.
Nevertheless, choose one the mentioned plugins, install it on your blog, configure it correctly then relax.