How To Backup WordPress – 4 Ways

March 25th in Wordpress Tips by .

Nothing can be more frustrating and heart-breaking than working days and night on your WordPress blog only to lose all your data due to a server crash. Let’s not forget about hack attacks either. If you do not backup your WordPress database on a consistent basis, you will have a harder way to restore your blog to its original state if your blog is hacked. You can always use the export functionality in WordPress to backup your website. If you need a more powerful solution, these 4 WordPress backup tools can help:

Currently trending WordPress plugins

IDrive Plugin for WordPress: if you happen to have an online account with IDrive, you can use this plugin to backup your WordPress files easily to your account. It offers scheduled and instant backup of WordPress blog data including files and MySQL database dump.

Automatic WordPress backup: Amazon S3 is a wonderful service for webmasters and is pretty cheap too. Thanks to this plugin, you can backup all your important WordPress data safely online. BackWPup is another awesome plugin that works with S3, DropBox, and Azure.

Backup Buddy: a premium backup plugin for WordPress that can create backups of your data, posts, files, media, and themes. It is compatible with Amazon S3 as well. Pretty useful for data migration.

WP-DB-Backup: a free plugin designed for anyone interested in backing up their WordPress DBs on demand. You want to make sure you backup your files to a safe location.

What’s your favorite backup solution for WordPress?

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Michael March 25, 2011 at 4:11 am

WP-DB-Backup will not back up files, only the database tables.

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Wordpress Jedi March 25, 2011 at 6:37 am

@Michael. You are absolutely right. I use BackWPUP, which does the files too.

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