Probably, you are already aware of the fact that having a WordPress site is not a big deal nowadays although protecting it from hackers and corruption is indeed the one.
If you’re a person who is experiencing the same issue, then welcome here. I’m going to highlight the same thing in this post, come let’s move forward with me.
Let’s assume that you’ve built a well-designed WordPress website by putting up your best thoughts and efforts into it but suddenly one day you find that it’s been hacked, crashed or corrupted.
Woohoo!! Indeed it is not less than any nightmare or mini cardiac arrest.
I hope that never happens to you but still to make an assurance that your website and data is preserved from any misfortunate event, you need to make sure that you’re following a concise, well-established and pre-defined strategy.
The Best Solutions
So, to cope with this event in the most manageable way, you need to ensure that you have got a proper WordPress backup so as to make sure that your website is secured. This way, you will be ensured that if this disaster ever happens to you then you’re completely able to cope with it on a very positive note.
Therefore, we could say that a website backup comes as a ‘lifesaver’ when your WordPress data is lost, corrupted, crashed or whatsoever. You can spontaneously recover your website with a website backup.
Maybe, a question that comes to your mind will be “how to get a WordPress site backup?” No worries, I’m here to make you aware of these aspects only.
Now, here I’ll be discussing some of the best ways through which you could back up your WordPress website in the most effective yet reliable way.
Ways to Back up a WordPress Site
Well, there are 2 of the most common ways through which you could back up a WordPress site of yours. But before knowing those ways, do you know what “backup” actually means.
For those, who don’t know it, here’s is the answer for them. The term “Back up” actually means having an identical copy of the complete site so that you can use it in the future if you lose the data and your website in any uncertain event.
The 2 most common ways for backing-up a site is:
- Either create a Back up manually
- Another way is by using the plug-ins
Therefore, we can create a WordPress backup in any of the ways but here we going to concentrate on creating back-up with the help of plugins.
Backing-Up a WordPress Website With Plugins
This is one of the best and the most convenient way to back up a WordPress site. You will be amazed to know that backing up a WordPress site is easier with the help of plugins.
To do this job, what you will need to do is install a plugin and activate it. Once you activate these plug-ins, then it will automatically start creating the back-up of the website from time to time.
But before that, you need to choose the most reliable plugins since there are many options available you need to ensure that you’re making the right decision.
Come; let us have a glance at some of the best available plugin options, so that you could get to know each and every associated face of these plugins.
Come along to explore them:
UpdraftPlus is one of the plugins that is accessed by the number of people. However, this plugin comes with NO price tag but also has an option of premium and in that, you will be able to access more functions especially in comparison to the free one.
Functionalities vary a lot in both cases, let’s see its distinctions:
In the free version:
In this option, you will be able to create backups automatically at the time of your preference.
Once you are done with creating these back-ups, later on, you could save it on your desktop or on google drive as well.
In the premium version:
UpdraftPlus, with the premium version, comes with a price tag that could be near about 65-70$. This version offers you more functionalities and convenience as compared to the free one.
The prime perk of this version is that you will get access to more storage options. This plugin in one of the best available options to go forward with, so you can consider utilizing it.
BackWPup is also one of the greatest plugin options for your WordPress website. On the web, there’s only a free version of this plugin which makes it a preferable option for many people like me and you.
With the help of this, you will be able to create the back-up for your complete website in the most precise way which would either be saved in DropBox or can be extracted in the form of Zip files.
BackWPup can further assist you to optimize and monitor your complete database which is actually one of its greatest functions.
As a matter of fact, these functions make this plug-in one of the most reliable options to move forward whenever it happens to get a backup of the WordPress website.
This VaultPress is another popular plugin to get create a backup for a WordPress website.
VaultPress offers real-time backups on WP sites and makes the whole process of backing up simpler yet convenient for them.
VaultPress further has many more advantages like:
- Excess space for storage
- Backup automation
- Options to back up a site completely and partially and many more.
Additionally, BackWPup also comes with lots of configuration options which make it possible for users to use this plug-in smartly.
Rather than all these, I would like to highlight one of another aspect of this plug-in which could help you to make an effective decision.
There’s one downside of this plugin. That is, it would perform most of its functions with other plugins which later on, makes it one of the non-ideal options for site speed and security. But if used by pros in the right way, it can work wonders.
Winding Things Up
Now, here are some of the top-most plugins options through which you could back up your WordPress website now.
So, what you’re waiting for? Any disaster or misfortunate event to happen? No ways. Start backing up today and ensure that you’re on the safer side.
If you have any suggestions or queries, feel free to reach me, I’ll be more than happy to have a conversation with you in this regard.