Recently, a lot of WordPress websites were compromised due to a bug found in the WordPress REST API. This caused many posts with defaced content titles like “Hacked By SA3D HaCk3D” and “Hacked By GeNErAL”. WordPress backup plugins are important because if something like this happened to your website, your crucial data is protected.
Fixing this is easy if you make regular duplicate copies of your website. If you don’t, then you are playing with fire. (You know there are plenty of best WordPress backup plugins to help you out.
Top WordPress Backup Plugins
|UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin||4.8 / 5||1+million|
|BackUpWordPress||4.7 / 5||200,000+|
|WordPress Backup Plugin – BlogVault||4.3 / 5||20,000+|
|Snapshot Pro by WPMU DEV||N/A||299712|
|Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin||4.9 / 5||1+million|
|CYAN Backup||4.3 / 5||2000+|
|BackWPup – WordPress Backup Plugin||4.3 / 5||600,000+|
|WordPress Backup to Dropbox||3.8 / 5||70,000+|
Why Backups Are Important?
You do a lot to keep your website secure. You make sure WordPress stays updated, you install the latest version of plugins and themes, and you have Sucuri. But, they all are preventive measures.
Having backups is important as it is the only way of recovery if your website gets trashed by a hacker. Obviously, it will be faster to restore from a backup than recreating the entire website again.
So, be safe. Make copies.
How to create backups on WordPress?
Well, there are two ways: Manual Backups and Plugin Based Backups to backup your site. Manual backup is a great solution but requires a bit of expertise. If you keep an eye on plugins, then using one for backups is not a bad idea. Many plugins come with automatic settings that can be used for creating copies without human help.
10 Best WordPress Backup Plugins
If there had been a plugin that I wished WordPress could couple with its installer instead of Akismet and Hello Dolly, then UpdraftPlus would have been my top choice. With more than a million active installs and almost perfect rating (4.9 out 5 stars), it’s the perfect one to have.
With UpdraftPlus, you can store your copied files on the cloud as the plugin supports Amazon S3, Dropbox, and Google Drive. You also have the option to store backups on a server of your choice through FTP transfer.
UpdraftPlus Pricing: Free (UpdraftPremium Personal for $70 “Up to 2 sites“)
This article was written by Moeez and originally published on WPblog.