Imagine, you have been working on your website for several days, you have created many pages, you have written many posts, and suddenly your work is compromised. You have clicked where you should not, you have suffered the attack of a hacker, you have installed a plugin and of doubtful origin … Your work has disappeared, or has become a puzzle.
To avoid running out of your work, to which you have dedicated so many hours, there are a number of plugins, both free and paid, that will return your work avoiding a possible heart problem.
Usually, all hosting services offer backups regularly, but many are usually done weekly, so you would lose part of your work, others if they can offer a daily backup, but it is usually a supplement for which you must pay.
If you don’t mind spending a little of your time, you can plan and make your own backups with the help of a plugin.
In this post we will talk about the most important, the best, the most used. In short, the best WordPress backup plugins.
We will start strong, with the number 1 for downloads and installations, and also free. One of the best WordPress backup plugins.
UpdraftPlus allows us to create a backup copy of your entire website, and download it to your computer or store it in the cloud.
Among its features, it allows us to plan our backups, choose which files you want to backup.
Once the backups have been made, we can store them on our computer, upload it to Dropbox, Google Drive, email, FTP …
At the moment we want to restore our backups, we can do it from the WordPress administration panel
UpdraftPlus has a premium version that offers us add-ons to migrate or clone websites and multi-site support and several other features.
UpdraftPlus Premium from $50 year.
VaultPress was born within WordPress, as it was created by one of the founders of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg.
VaultPress comes directly from Automattic Inc., a company behind WordPress and Jetpack. VaultPress works with Jetpack, and will allow us to make real-time backups, upload them to the cloud, and with a simple click restore again.
Among other functions, it allows us to easily scan and solve problems related to suspicious codes, as well as make site migrations. In addition, it automatically corrects all incorrect file changes and notifies you.
VaultPress is included with the Jetpack plugin … but not for free, you will need at least a basic plan, which is about $3 per month.
Another of the most used plugins in WordPress to make backups is BackupBuddy. It allows you to easily schedule daily, weekly, and monthly backups.
Like other plugins, it allows us to upload backups, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, FTP to the cloud … It also allows you to send backups by email.
In addition to all the common features, such as programming your backup daily, weekly or monthly, its interface is one of the easiest to use, and its learning requires little time.
BackupBuddy start from $80.
BlogVault is another plugin to create backups, not as intuitive as others, but it is worth that little learning curve.
One of the most important features is that the backups made by this plugin are stored on BlogVault servers and Amazon S3.
In addition to being able to program your backups to your needs, another of the most attractive aspects of BlogVault is the possibility of scanning your website and eliminating malware.
The support is very good, it has the possibility of incremental backups for large websites. But the point against it is that it is one of the most expensive. Its price is from $90 the basic plan, and only for one site.
Duplicator is one of the most downloaded WordPress backup plugins with more than 1 million active installs.
Duplicator is a popular WordPress plugin used to migrate WordPress sites, but can help you take backups of your website, which is the functionality we are interested in.
It does not allow scheduled backups, which makes it a more recommended plugin for a site that does not need regular maintenance. What makes it more restrictive, but it’s free, and an interesting option, that’s why it enters our list.
BackWPup is a free plugin that allows us to create and schedule backups, and like some of its competitors, allows you to save the file, in addition to your computer, in the cloud (Dropbox, Amazon S3), FTP, even email.
Everything is saved in a .zip file, the only thing you will have to do is download that file to your computer, nothing simpler.
There is also a pro version with which you get advanced options like encrypted backup archives, support for more secure cloud storage services, and so on.
There is also a professional version with which you get advanced options such as encrypted backup files, backups to Google Drive and Amazon Glacier, etc.
Premium version from $69 year.
Now that you have the data, you can decide, investigate, which is the plugin that best suits your needs. But keep in mind that it is something very important for your website, making periodic backups is a great help to be more calm, your work will be backed up.