Why you need Backup Plugins for WordPress?
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WordPress powered website is most favorable for hackers to target. The varying circumstances like users errors, bad commands, server crashes might arise and it may results in losing the data. Here, the backup plugins helps restoring the lost data back and with minimal efforts. Though hosting provider provides backup facility but still you should be bit more responsible about your data and take backup of your data yourself.
There are many free and paid plugins, but here I am sharing the top 5 plugins that can help you backup-ing your WordPress powered website.
BackWPup is absolutely free plugin for creating full backup of your WordPress website. You can store your backup on Dropbox, S3, FTP. You can schedule your regular backups and you can choose among the contents that you wants to backup . Hence, it supports storing backup at Amazon Glacier, Google Drive with pro version.
You can easily restore the backup with single zip file. Priority support is available in the pro version of BackWPup.
BackUpWordPress is the open-source WordPress backup plugin and it is easy to use. This plugin requires PHP version 5.3.2 or later. It works good in low memory. You can easily manage multiple backups. It is compatible with both Windows and Linux servers. You also have the option to mail the backed-up files.
The drawback I see with BackUpWordPress is that it does not allow you to store your backup on external storage like Dropbox or Google Drive. It stores your backup locally.
BackUpBuddy is the premium plugin which lets you backup your full website, scheduled backups, allows you to store off-site backups (i.e. Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon Glacier) and also gives you an option mail you. BackUpBuddy could be used to move your website from old hosting provider to new hosting provider.
With BackUpBuddy you can restore the individual file, restore full website or roll back the database restoration. With BackUPBuddy you will get 1GB of free cloud storage, priority support.
UpdraftPlus is also one of the most used plugin. It comes with free version as well as premium version. It simplifies backup and restoration with only a single click. The paid version allows you to store backup on Microsoft Azure, copy.com, Google cloud storage and many more. It is 700,000 installs and are currently active. It facilitates you with remotely control your backups. Premium version comes with much more exciting features and add-ons.
Duplicator is the plugin that allows you to migrate, copy or clone site from one location to another. This plugin simplify the process of migration from one location to another which can be your site or your WordPress backup.
The above are the top 5 plugins to backup your WordPress website. I personally recommend BackUpBuddy, as it is well suited for the creating and restoring the backup. Subscribe for direct updates right in your inbox. Keep sharing. Stay tuned to Tech Tunes.
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