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Best WordPress Backup Plugins Compared (Pros and Cons)
Through creating a backup is being the best thing for your website security. Backup can save you in catastrophic situations such as if your site gets hacked or you accidentally lock yourself out.
When considering the backup plugin for the WordPress site, there can be observed several free and paid WordPress backup plugins. Those plugin can be used easily. Through this article, we will discuss the best backup plugins are available for WordPress.
Important: When we consider backup services, there are available many WordPress hosting providers that offer limited backup. You can use any backup service, without rely solely on them. You have a responsibility to keep a regular backup of your website at the end of the day. It is your responsibility.
By now, you are not keeping a backup of your WordPress website; you can use any backup plugin which mentions in the article. Here we indicate the best backup plugin for your WordPress website in detail.
Updraftplus is the free WordPress backup plugin and is the most popular backup plugin. More than 2 million websites use this plugin for their websites.
Through the Updraftplus plugin, you can create a complete backup of your WordPress site and it allows you to store it on the cloud or download it to your computer.
This plugin will help you to scheduled backup as well as on-demand backups. And also you feel free to select a file that you want to backup.
It may upload your backups to Dropbox, Google Drive, S3, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email, and several other cloud storage services automatically.
In addition to keeping a backup of each WordPress website, they provide facilities to easily restore backups directly from your WordPress admin panel.
UpdraftPlus has some specific features such as add-ons to migrate or clone websites, database search and replace multisite support, and several other features. The premium version also gets you access to priority support.
Pricing: Free (Updraft premium personal for $70)
Review: Most the people in the market love to Updraftplus WordPress backup plugin. Over 2 million website use this as their backup plugin. And they had received 4.9 out of 5 for the star rating average. Although Updraftplus be a free plugin, it provides lots of facilities to their users. We highly recommend to Updraftplus premium to unlock all powerful backup features.
- VaultPress (Jetpack Backups)
We use VaultPress plugin at WPBeginner to keep a backup our website. Matt Mullenweg and his team Automattic founded the VaultPress plugin (WordPress co-founder).
VaultPress is start as an independent plugin. But it is now be a part of Automattic’s another product which is jetpack. To use VaultPress plagin you need a JetPack subscription plan. There are available multiple pricing plans with different set of features.
Stratinf from $3.50, VaultPress plugin offers automated real time cloud backup solution per month. Through a few click, you can easily set up VaultPress backup and have ability to restore backups.
There can be identifying the higher features of Jetpack such as offer security scan and several other powerful features.
But, there can be identify some issues in the VaultPress plugin. Those are;
The first one is you have to bear recurring expense that can add up if you have multiple WordPress site because you pay per site.
Second one is you have to get a WordPress.com account and install the jetpack plugin on your site, to subscribe to jetpack.
Another one is backup is valid for only 30 days on the lower plans. If you want unlimited backup archive, you have to pay the $29 per month and per website. but when we compare other backup plugins which are mention in this article, this is more expensive to beginners. So they can use another WordPress plugin.
But when we consider the older pricing, VaultPress has been provide more benefits more than the cost of its.
Although it price is higher, considering the star rates and reputation VaultPress is the more worth backup plugin for the WordPress.
Pricing: From $39 per year for JetPack personal plan.
Review: VaultPress is being the part of the JetPack plugin. And it provides the good value for money. It will be an easy for you if you use it for the features such as JetPack CDN for photos, social media promotion etc.
We can identify BackupBuddy as the most popular premium WordPress backup plugins. Nearly one half a million WordPress site use this backup plugin. Through using it, you can update the backup daily, weekly and monthly as you want.
Through this plugin, you will be able to automatically store your backups in cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Amazon S3, Rackspace, Cloud, and FTP, Stash (their cloud service) and also have facilities to email it to yourself.
There is ability to keep real time backups if you use their Stash service.
The BackupBuddy is not a Subscription based service. Therefore you have not paid monthly fee. This is being a biggest advantage of the BackupBuddy backup plugin. Through mentioning your plan, you can use the plugin on the number of website.
To store your backup, you have ability to access to the premium support forums, regular updates, and 1GB of BackupBuddy stash storage. They have specific feature, which is called as iTheme Sync, that feature let you to manage up to 10 WodPress site from a singal dashboard.
Through using BackupBuddy, you will be able to duplicate, migrate and restore websites.
Pricing: For the blogger plan you have to paid $52(1 site license)
Review: BackupBuddy is available full set of features and more cost effective premium WordPress backup solution for you. As the specific features, you can identify backup, restore and move a WordPress site. You can use BackupBuddy as a alternative for UpdraftPlus
- BoldGrid Backup
BoldGrid Backup is provided by BoldGrid and automated WordPress backup solution. BoldGrid is a website builder powered by WordPress.
BoldGrid Backup plugin help you to easily create your Website backups, if your website faces to crashes it facilitate to restore the website, and you can even use it to move your site when switching hosts. Through a one click, you can set up automated backups or manually create backups.
Specific feature of BoldGrid Backup, it comes with an automated fault protection. According to that, it automatically creates a backup of your website, before you update it. If there is any error occurred while the updating or update fail, it automatically turn back to your WordPress site to the last backup. It protects you from update failure or update error.
This BoldGrid Backup facilitates to store backup up to archives on your dashbored and more remote storage locations such as Amazon S3, FTP or SFTP.
Pricing: $60 per year (In here include all of BoldGrid Premium tools and services)
Review: You can easily create your WordPress backup using the BoldGrid Backup. The higer advantage of the plugin is, when you purchase the plugin, you will receive a most powerful tool pack with it.
We can identify BlogVault as a most popular WordPress backup pllugin. It is not just WordPress backup plugin. It is Software as a service (SaaS) More than a WordPress plugin. It has an ability to create offsite backups independently on BlogVault server and there will be a zero load on your server.
It creates a backup in daily basis of your website. If you want, it allows you to manually create unlimited on demand backups. It includes the features which are smart incremental backups that sync only incremental changes for minimal server load. Through this plugin you can achieve optimal performance for your site.
In addition to provide a backup, you can easily recover your website using BlogVault. The backup archive duration is 90 days. It protects your website from any mishap.
Another feature of the BlogVault plugin, there includes abuilt in staging site feature. That feature let you test your website.
In addition to it facilitate to easy option which is migrate your website to another host. But it seem to be expensive when compare to other plugins. When consider the payment plan of it, you have to pay $89 to the basic plan which offers a 1 site license.
Pricing: Per year $89 to the personal plan (1 site license)
Review: BlogVault is a most popular WordPress backup plugin as well as easy to use. Because of it creates an offsite backups, your website server will not be loaded with your backups. But it is not ideal for small business due to higher pricing of it.
BackWPup is a free plugin and facilitate to you create complrte WordPress backup for free and store it on the cloud (like Dropbox, Amazon, S3, Rackspace etc), FTP, email or on your computer.
You can easily use it and it allows you to schedule automatic backups according to update frequency of your site.
It is also very simple to restoring a WordPress site from backup. There is some features in the BackWPup pro version such as priority support, ability to store backups on Google Drive, and some more features.
Pricing: Free backup plugin for WordPress. (Premium plan also available)
Review: More than 600,000 of website use this BackWPup backup plugin and also this is a best alternative for other plugins which are listed in this article. it is available most powerful features in the premium version such as easy and quickly website restoration from the backend with a standalone app.
Duplicator is also a popular WordPress plugin. According to the name we can imagine the functionality of the plugin. Yes, this plugin use to migrate WordPress sites. But, there available backup feature as well as.
Although, it does not allow you to create automated scheduled backups which makes it less than ideal primary backup solution for a regularly maintained site.
Pricing: Free backup plugin for WordPress.
Review: You can easily create manual backups for your WordPress site usibg the Duplicator. This is most suitable, if your web host creates regular backups, then you can use this plugin to create backups to use on staging environment. This is excellent plugin for migrate the site.
This is the end of the article. From the beginning we discuss about the best WordPress plugins and indicate the advantages and disadvantages of each plugin. But all the plugin facilitate to complete WordPress file backup as well as full database backup features.
When consider VaultPress plugin, we can use it for two reasons. You can use it easily as well as it provides real time incremental backups. The meaning of this is instead of backing up all of your files every day or every hour, it creates a backup of what has been updated literally within minutes of update. Because of this feature we will be able to use our resources efficiently. Therefore, this backup highly suite for a large website.
But, if you have a small size or medium size website and you would not like to pay monthly fees, in such a scenario you can use UodraftPlus plugin. It also available most powerful features such as backup encryption, encrypted backup transport and tons of cloud storage options.
Make sure not to store your backups on the same server as your website. This is relevant if you select any listed plugin in the article. If your all details are store in the same server and, by accidently server’s hardware fails or worst you get hacked you will not ability to defeat the purpose of setting up regular backups.
That is the reason to storing your backup on third party storage server like Dropbox, Amazon S3, and Google Drive etc.
We hope that you will be able to get knowledge regarding the various backup plugin for the WordPress. Through referring this article you can get idea of the advantages and limitation of the plugin and according to that you will be able to select best plugin for your WordPress site.