If you own a website then make sure to create a backup of your website regularly. Backups come in handy when your website gets caught by viruses and hacked by someone or in other critical cases. Having a backup gives you peace of mind as in case of any issue you can simply install a fresh WordPress in your website and restore the backup to make your website live as soon as possible. You can take backup manually regularly but if your own more than one website then it can be hard to take backups of all your websites manually.
Usually, your hosting providers take regular backup of your site but in case if your hosting gets expired and you want to shift to another hosting then these backup plugins help you a lot. There are many WordPress backup plugins available in the market which claims to be the best. However, only a few of them are good enough to use as you do not want a faulty WordPress plugin to take confidential backup. In this post, I’m going to mention to you the Best WordPress Backup Plugins.
UpdraftPlus is one of the best WordPress backup plugins in the current time with over 3 million + websites. It allows you to create your website backup and save it on the cloud or simply download it. On the advanced side, it has a scheduled backup option as well which automatically takes backup on scheduled time. Not only this but you can also choose which files you want to backup or exclude.
With UpdraftPlus you can upload the website backup on your Google Drive, Dropbox, S3, Rackspace, FTP, Email, and many more cloud storage services for seamless and safe backup.
The free version of UpdraftPlus serves its user well but the premium version comes with some fantastic add-ons such as migrate or clone websites, superfast personal support, Sophisticated reporting and emailing capabilities, no ads, and some other features. Apart from this premium version allows you to restore backups from other plugins.
Pricing: Free (UpdraftPremium Personal for up to 2 sites at $70)
Our Verdict: UpdraftPlus has 4.8 out of 5-star ratings on WordPress.org with over 3 million+ active installations. I personally use UpdraftPlus to take the backup of my website on regular basis and you can trust this plugin anytime.back to menu ↑
VaultPress is an amazing plugin to take a real-time backup of your website. It is founded by Matt Mullenweg (WordPress co-founder) and now it’s a part of JetPack. Many people use JetPack for analytics of their website and if you’re one of them you find VaultPress pretty interesting.
VaultPress allows you to take a backup of your every post, comment, media files, and keeps you safe from malware, hackers, accidental damages, etc. To use the VaulPress backup plugin you need to buy the JetPack subscription which starts from $3.50 per month. Higher plans offer more advanced features to the users.
On the downside, I found VaultPress a little expensive over other backup plugins because for each single WordPress site you need to buy the subscription individually. Not only this you also need to install the JetPack plugin on your website all the time and there are many real cases where users complain that JetPack slows down their website performance.
Pricing: Paid Plans starts from $39 per year for JetPack Personal plan
Our Review: Compared to UpdraftPlus it is not an ideal option to go with VaultPress. However, if you’re a JetPack user and don’t want more plugins then VaultPress is completely worth it as it’s a WordPress’s own product.back to menu ↑
There is no doubt that BackupBuddy gives tough competition to the above backup plugin. Where most of the plugins take only the WordPress database backup, the BackupBuddy takes backup of your entire WordPress installation. The backup includes almost everything such as Media Library, theme, plugin, database, etc. After creating a backup you can download it in the zip format and save it on the cloud or store your backup files off-site in a safe and secure location.
Good thing is that you can also customize the backup content according to your choice. You can also take scheduled backup and store them remotely on BackupBuddy Stash, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
Pricing: It has 3 premium plans – Blogger, Freelancer, and Gold which costs $80, $127, and $199 respectively.
Our Verdict: BackupBuddy is such an amazing WordPress backup plugin that gives you peacefulness. The Blogger plan is good for 1 site and the Gold plan is best for an unlimited website. You can group buy the Gold plan to get it in cheap.back to menu ↑
Blogvault is a promising Backup & restore WordPress plugin. Currently, they’re providing 7 days free trial so that you can check them before buying. It is the world’s fastest and reliable WordPress backup solution. BlogVault provides single-click backup & restore and one-click flawless migrations to complete the website.
You will get incremental backups that never overload your server, 90 days archive to recover from any mistake, and 100% guaranty of successful website restore rate.
Pricing: Starts from $7.4 per month for a single website
Our Verdict: Blogvault is the most reliable backup plugin for your WordPress website but you have to pay them a handsome amount of money for all of the services. But all of the features that provide by them worth the money. If you have a big or important website then Blogvault Restore & Backup plugin is the best choice for you.back to menu ↑
BackWPup plugin is specially designed to backup your WordPress website data easily. It can create a complete installation backup including /wp-content/ and you can push all of the back-ups to the external services like Dropbox, S3, FTP, and many more. BackWPup creates a single zip file to create the backup so that you can easily restore your website whenever you want with just a simple click.
However, the Free version is not as good as the paid version. In the Paid version, they provide an auto-backup facility that automatically creates a backup of the WordPress installation on the given date and time. In the pro version, BackWPup Encrypt backup archives and restore from encrypted backups. It has 4.4 out of 5 stars ratings on WordPress.org with over 6 Lakh+ active installations.
Pricing: Free (Premium plan starts from $48.30)
Our verdict: BackWPup plugin is the easy solution for the WordPress website owners who didn’t like to do technical stuff the interface is very simple and easy to use. Overall it is the best plugin that you can find. It has only 1 downside, your plugin functions might don’t work after restoring the backup but this issue occurs due to server settings.back to menu ↑
Wpvivid comes with advanced backup features and offers services like backup, migration, and unused images cleaner, etc. They provide easy backup for WordPress hosted websites. You can choose to back up the entire website with database + files, all files only, or database only.
They also provide live website migration services. you can easily migrate your website to a new domain on subdirectory with a single click and it gives you the choice to migrate all data including database and files or all files only or database only.
It can also create an auto-backup to the remote storage. You can schedule the frequency of the backup from every 12 hours to daily, weekly, monthly, or more. Just choose backup items and backup destination. They support every major cloud storage provider like Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Onedrive, DigitalOcean Spaces, FTP, Amazon S3, and SFTP. It also has a 14-day trial so that you can check the plugin reliability before actually buying it.
Pricing: Free (Paid Plans starts from $99 one time for upto 3 websites)
Our verdict: It is an awesome backup plugin for those who want the custom backup for their website instead of the full backup. It comes with many features like a Backup lock which prevents the backup from auto-deletion and it provides a single-click restore option.back to menu ↑
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