10 Best WordPress Backup Plugins To Protect Your Site
In an age in which data safety is an increasingly pressing concern, it is essential as a webmaster that you regularly back up all the files associated with your WordPress site. There are many different choices when it comes to which WordPress backup plugins to pick, but most fall under the category of free or premium.
Although there are many effective free WordPress backup plugins, the support programmes you usually receive with a premium package are superior.
WordPress backup plugins lets users to backup the whole of their site, including any databases associated to the website on an ongoing basis, making the plugins critical to the safe management of a website. Such plugins are usually entirely automated, making their upkeep simple.
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Backup plugin key features
When deciding on which WordPress backup plugin to use, there are some features to look out for and really all plugins should come with;
Backup: Choose a plugin that has the ability to backup both your entire WordPress website including any media files, themes, settings etc. and of course your database. If only a portion of your backup is restored, this leaves you with a lot of work to do.
Automation: Make sure to choose a plugin that has an automatic/scheduled backup process as you might not remember to conduct regular manual backup’s of your site.
Ease of use: If you are not very tech savvy, you should definitely make this a priority because the easier to restore your website from a backup, the better.
Support: You need to have a resource to turn to if you suddenly encounter a problem trying to restore a backup of your site. Whether it’s dedicated support (preferably) or a well-documented frequently asked questions page for starters.
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Before we go through the list, another option in case of urgency is to contact your web hosting provider and ask them if they do regular backups of your site.
Your hosting provider may be able to restore your site before it was hacked (may occur a cost) – for example, some web hosting companies may backup your site and database 3 times per day, up to 30 days leaving 90 copies of your site to restore back for a specific day or time if required.