Considering the number of WordPress sites getting hacked every month, WordPress security is very important for every blogger. Why wouldn’t one take WordPress security seriously? There are certain things to put in place in order to secure a WordPress site but the most crucial one is making backups regularly. Making a daily backup is advised but it’s not possible for everyone. So, what do you do if you are busy or lazy blogger? Some automated plugins will help you to take your wordpress blog backup on time.
Blogging take time and if our database is lost, it takes long time to gain back the same reputation. In this guide you will learn how to take WordPress backup automatically.
Why daily database backup is important?
You should make a frequent backup of your WP site because of the following reasons:
- Database protection
- Hack attack
Once your website is hacked you can loose your visitors or ranking in Google, and without a backup, you may lose everything. In case your database is corrupt or you mistakenly messed up your website, a recent backup can be a lifesaver and restoring this only takes some minutes and everything is back just like it was.
I found 3 best plugins which would help you to take wordpress backup easily, these plugins require schedule settings and once you complete that, you can take a deep breath and smile, forgetting about backups while the plugins so their job.
1. BackWPup Free – WordPress Backup Plugin
BackWPup is one of the best plugin which helps in automated backup of your blog database and as a matter of fact, your whole WP installation. If you are using a cheap web hosting service, you should know that most web hosts won’t schedule a daily WP-content folder backup and this is where your themes, plugins, attachments and other stuffs are located. BackWP up gives you database backup, optimizes database automatically, delivers backup in .gz, tar, zip, store back to FTP, Microsoft Azure, Dropbox, S3 services & more. It’s available in 5 languages: English, French, German, Russian & Chinese.
2. WordPress Backup to Dropbox
Wp to Dropbox is probably the most famous backup pluginbecause it’s pretty easy to use. You can schedule your backup however you want it. You may choose day or time, select folders which you want to take backup and more.
How to setup Wp to Dropbox
- First install the plugin
- To take backup on Dropbox it requires authorization with dropbox
- A new window should open, enter login details, give permission to plugin to access your Dropbox account
- After that, setup your backup schedule and frequency.
Also Read: How to Safely Upgrade Your WordPress Blog
WP DB Backup is simple plugin if you only want to backup only your database. This plugin helps you to take automated backup of your SQL database but I will not recommend you to use this plugin only because it is an incomplete backup of your blog. The WP installation folder is equally important, you must backup this like every week. Failure to do that may lead to the loss of your themes, plugins and images.
If you use any other plugin which is helpful for WordPress auto Backup, please share with us in the comment section. Any question regarding these plugins discussed above too is welcom. I hope you learn something new or helpful. If yes, please share it on your social network
To your success!