Countless blog administrations have lost files due for a variety of reasons including losing internet connection, clicking the wrong button, or getting attacked by hackers. The amount of work that was done over a span of years can suddenly be wiped out. Fortunately, there is a way to prevent this. Utilizing WordPress blog backup plugins allows blog administrators to safely store their work. Below, you’ll find a compilation of some of the most highly-rated WordPress blog backup plugins in the industry. Read on, decide for yourself, and take your pick!
WP DB Manager – this is currently the most popular backup plugin for WordPress. It allows the blog administrator to set-up an automated backup schedule for his site’s database (through server or email backup). You may also choose to manually download it. The user-friendly set-up also allows the blog admin to select which items to repair, delete, optimize, or restore to the database. It is important to take note that the WP DB Manager can only back-up the content, not the entire WP blog.
Online Backup for WordPress -this particular plugin actually lets you store 50MB to their server for free. Like the WP DB Manager, the solution it offers is not comprehensive because again, it can only backup the database. The secure encryption will ensure that your data is safe. Besides that, the Online Backup for WordPress usually serves as an alternative to similar services.
Backupify – allows you to backup files across social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and even Gmail. Its flexibility is its main advantage. But otherwise, Backupify provides an almost similar service to its more popular counterparts.
Automatic WordPress Backup – unlike WP DB Manager, the Automatic WordPress Backup plugin is more comprehensive. It allows users not only to back up their database but also their themes, photos, plug-ins, and all other uploaded files. You can manually or automatically backup WordPress by signing up for Amazon S3 storage services. One drawback is that it is only compatible with Linux servers. Overall though, at $.150 per GB (from Amazon S3), the cost of using this is minimal compared to other services.
VaultPress – since this is offered by the same company behind WordPress, this may actually be the best online backup solution for the platform. The firm also has a lot of exciting plans for this plug-in such as alerting users to potential threats and allowing them to monitor their blog. There is one downside: the service will cost around $15-$20 per month.
Backup Buddy – this is a great WordPress blog backup plugin for serious bloggers and for the web administrator of company blogs. It won’t only backup the entire blog site but also allows you to restore and migrate it when necessary. Everything from the database to the widgets will be safely backed up. Blog administrators can schedule the backup at the most convenient dates; the files will be sent to a FTP account or your email.
This list has hopefully given you a better idea of your choices when it comes to WordPress blog online backup plugins. There are other choices out there but the above plugins can serve as a good starting point for further research.