Taking regular backups of your WordPress blog is really a good practice which ensures your blog’s security. By creating regular backups of your WordPress blog you can avoid many problems which are usually faced by many bloggers and webmasters. Backup not only ensures the security of your blog but also helps you in situations when your site gets hacked or when you accidentally modify unwanted changes.
Well, There are lots of ways by which one can easily backup a WordPress blog.
In this article, I’ll be taking about Top 5 best backup plugins for WordPress blog which are really easy to use. This list contains both paid as well as free WordPress plugins which let you take backup of your WordPress blog without any issues.
Note : There are many WordPress hosting providers which also offers free backup services, but it’s your responsibility to take regular backup of your WordPress blog on your own. I will suggest you not to totally depend on hosting providers for backup your WordPress site.
So, Let’s begin with this list.
Top 5 Best WordPress Backup
Plugins of 2016
VaultPress is one of the most famous WordPress plugins for taking regular backups of your WordPress blog. Many successful bloggers use this cool WordPress plugin and also suggest it to other bloggers and webmasters.
VaultPress was founded by Matt Mullenweg ( co-founder of WordPress ) and his team. Basically, it is a subscription based service which has different plans and pricing. This amazing WordPress backup plugin offers automated real-time cloud backup with just only $5 per month.
You can easily setup this cool WordPress plugin for your blog. Creating backups and Restoring them is just a matter of few clicks. They also offer security scans for your WordPress blogs with other different plans.
Overall, a really good WordPress plugin. If you are worry about creating regular backups and security threats for your WordPress blog then you should go with this WordPress plugin. Undoubtedly, It’s an amazing WordPress plugin.
BackupBuddy is the most famous premium backup plugin for WordPress blogs. You can easily take backups of your WordPress blog daily, weekly or monthly and can save them in your Dropbox, Amazon S3, FTP, Rackspace, Stash or can even email it to your inbox.
The best thing about this WordPress plugin is it’s not a subscription-based service. You can use this plugin on a number of WordPress sites which you have mentioned in your plan. In addition get a premium support forum, timely plugin updates and up to 1GB of Cloud storage for storing all your backups.
Not this much but BackupBuddy also allows you to move on to a new hosting provider for your WordPress blog without any downtime, Isn’t amazing.
So, What are you waiting for ? Go, give a try to this WordPress plugin.
Next, in the list we have another cool backup plugin for WordPress blogs named, BackWPup. It is a free plugin which allows you to take backups of your WordPress blog and store them directly on cloud services like Dropbox, Rackspace, Amazon S3, FTP etc. You can also send your WordPress blog backups to your inbox via email or can also download it on your computer.
BackWPup is really easy to use WordPress plugin. This plugin also allows you to schedule your automatic blog backups.
Taking backups and restoring them back becomes very simple after installing this WordPress backup plugin..
They also have a BackWPup Pro version which comes with priority support and allows you to store your backup files on your Google Drive.
BackUpWordPress is an another most famous WordPress backup plugin with automatic scheduling support. You can create different schedules for taking backups of your WordPress blogs and files.
BackUpWordPress have both free and paid account type. If you choose to go with the free plan then you won’t be able to store your WordPress backups on a cloud storage service.
You have to purchase a premium account if you want to store your backup files on Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 etc.
UpdraftPlus is very much similar to above-mentioned backup WordPress plugin.
UpdraftPlus allows you to store your backup files in the cloud or download it directly to your Pc. You can schedule your backups and store them to selected location. If in case you want more features and add-ons then you can also try for their premium version.
Overall, a good WordPress plugin for taking backups. The only thing which I didn’t like about this WordPress plugin is it’s user interface. It’s little bit messy. If you are a beginner, then you can face some issues while backup and restore your files. Despite this, This plugin has a very good user rating.
All the above listed Backup WordPress Plugins has their own advantages and drawbacks.
If I had to recommend any one of the above-mentioned WordPress plugins for creating backups then I’ll go with VaultPress. The reason why I’ll be recommending this WordPress plugin is because of its easy to interface which allows people to create and restore backups without any issues. Another reason is its real-time incremental backups. By this term, it means that this WordPress plugin won’t be taking your complete WordPress blog backup every time. It will only create backups of your updated files. Every time whenever you will be going to update your WordPress blog, VaultPress will create its backup within few minutes. This is how you can actually use the resources efficiently. If you are having a large WordPress blog then this plugin is highly recommended.
But in case, if you don’t have much data on your WordPress blog then you can go with BackupBuddy plugin. The reason why I’m suggesting this WordPress plugin is because they have their own cloud storage which makes it a lot more easier for beginners to take backups of their WordPress sites to the cloud without facing any type of problems.
That’s it for this article. Hope, you liked reading this list. If in case you are having any type of doubts related to this article or want to give your valuable feedback then do leave your comments below in the comment section. I’ll be making proper response to your comments as soon as possible…. :)