WordPress Backup Options

With all the security breaches, hacking and DDoS happening this past year it’s 100% clear that no matter how small your WordPress site, it needs to be backed-up. A lot of people rely on their hosting company to guarantee the safety of their website, but unless they are at fault you are the sole responsible one for your website data.

The best practice is to always keep a recent back-up on your local disk and on an online storage that is not the same as your website. There are several WordPress plug-ins that make it easy to backup your files and database into a zip file which can be emailed to you or uploaded through FTP to a server.

Most plug-ins also support popular online storage such as Dropbox and Amazon S3. If you rather not do the heavy work yourself I listed two premium online backup services that are easy and reliable to use. Especially VaultPress has garnered a lot of attention and recommendation.

Get started with one of these options right away and sleep tight knowing your website is safe!


WordPress Back Up

* Database Backup
* WordPress XML Export
* Optimize Database
* Check\Repair Database
* File Backup
* Backups in zip,tar,tar.gz,tar.bz2 format
* Store backup to Folder
* Store backup to FTP Server
* Store backup to Amazon S3
* Store backup to RackSpaceCloud
* Send Log/Backup by eMail

wp Time Machine

WordPress Back Up

The wp Time Machine plug-in creates an archive (as a .zip file or .tar.gz file) of all your WordPress Data & Files which is ‘sent’ to a remote storage provider. You provide the remote account; this plug-in provides a connection to the offsite facility you choose. Current choices include Dropbox, Amazon’s S3, and FTP accounts.


WordPress Back Up

WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.

Bei Fen – WordPress Backup Plug-in

WordPress Back Up

You can create backups of your complete WordPress installation, only the files, or only your WordPress database.

DBC Backup

WordPress Back Up

DBC Backup, is a simple way to schedule daily database backups using the wp cron system. You can select when and where your backup will be generated. If your server has support you can select between three different compression formats: none, Gzip and Bzip2. The plugin will try to auto create the export directory, the .htaccess and an empty index.html file to protect your backups.

WordPress EZ Backup

WordPress Back Up

WordPress EZ Backup is a administrators plug-in to allow the easiest most feature rich method for creating backup archives of your entire site (not just WP installations but any part of your site or webspace) & allows backup archives of any MySQL database you choose & more.


WordPress Back Up

Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database.

WP S3 Backups

WordPress Back Up

Using this plug-in, you can easily and automatically backup important parts of your WordPress install to Amazon S3.

WordPress Backup

WordPress Back Up

Backup the upload directory (images), current theme directory, and plug-ins directory to a zip file. Zip files optionally sent to email.

Online Back Up Services


WordPress Back Up

VaultPress enables the retrieval of files right from the dashboard. Archived versions of your plug-ins, database, uploads, and themes are all available for download on the backup page with one click. And if you ever need help, the VaultPress Safe­keepers are ready to pro­vide hands on concierge service.


WordPress Back Up

blogVault creates a backup of your blog. It backs up all aspects of your blog including full posts, comments, pages, images, plug-ins, themes and stylesheets.

  1. By Travis posted on January 3, 2011 at 7:51 pm
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    This was a very timely article for me. I had just installed the iDrive plugin on my blog. It’s like VaultPress, but you get 2GB free.

    One nice feature that I see in ValutPress is near real-time backups. This would probably be a great feature for very popular blogs that make money.

  2. By Paul, WordPress designer posted on January 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm
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    I use backupbuddy from iThemes

  3. By Miriam Schwab posted on January 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm
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    Why didn’t you mention BackupBuddy? The great thing about that plugin is the restore and migrate feature, which makes it relatively easy to move whole sites from one server to another, or restore a site on the same server.

  4. By Kevin posted on January 4, 2011 at 7:39 pm
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    Thanks for the step-by-step information here. I think too many bloggers minimize the importance of backing up their data and it’s great to see such an information out there to take advantage of!

  5. By Amit Singh posted on January 6, 2011 at 7:06 am
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    There is One more option wpSimpleBackup at http://amiworks.com/simple-wordpress-backup.html

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