Back Up Your WordPress Website Now!
It’s a critical security precaution. Make a backup copy for the ability to restore your website. What if it is hacked or an update causes major problems?
Our favorite and easiest way is to add automatic backups to your WordPress web hosting plan.
Usually, it comes in your WordPress web hosting package. Sometimes it’s available for an additional fee. If you go for this type of service, make sure it includes a method to restore your site completely in the event of a catastrophe.
- We like the EMWD’s WordPress web hosting because it includes an automatic site backup in their WordPress hosting.
- SiteGround offers WordPress managed hosting for a reasonable price.
Or try one of the free or paid WordPress plugins to backup your website.
They require varying degrees of WordPress skills to implement.
- BackWPup WordPress Backup Plugin
- This free backup plugin can save your complete installation and push it to an external backup service like Dropbox, S3, FTP and others.
- With a single backup .zip file you can quickly restore an installation.
- Note: Get more features and first class support with the paid BackWPup Pro version.
- Updraft Plus For better support and premium features, you’ll need the paid version.
The Updraft Plus free version features include:
- Backup WordPress files and database
- Restore from backup
- Backup to remote storage like Dropbox, Google Drive, FTP, S3, Rackspace, email
- Scheduled backups
Read some reviews and comparisons to learn more:
- 8 Best Backup WordPress Plugins Compared – 2016 This article compares backup plugins with an emphasis on how it affected website speed.
- 7 Best WordPress Backup Plugins Compared Aimed at beginners, this article from WPbeginner gives the pros and cons of their favorites and includes paid and free ones.
Remember to backup your website!