Posted 09/06/2013 at 10:31 AM
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All of us are aware of the term Backup and its importance. So, it should go without saying, that regular back up of your WordPress site is essential. Those of you who have experienced hacking of your websites must have realized the importance of backing up data. Even the server errors make it mandatory for online web property owners to get regular backups of their websites. Manual back up process is time and energy consuming. It can practically drive you go crazy if you’re not a techie.
Today we discuss 5 Free Backup Solutions for WordPress. These backup solutions are WordPress plugins for backups. These WordPress plugins have made the task of making backups easier. These plugins can be really helpful for both novices and experts alike.
The very first plugin on our list is Backup Scheduler. It is the most rated free plugin from the WordPress.org repository. You can choose to backup entire websites or particular folders, files and/or databases. This plugin also lets you set the frequency of the backup process. Being compatible with Multisite installation, this plugin allows every blog administrator to save their own data. However, the administrator may save the data of the entire site. Backup Scheduler can store backups on local websites and send the data via email or FTP. It also supports localization of text with its translation interface. It is very convenient to use.
You can rely upon WordPress Backup to Dropbox to back up your blog regularly and enjoy peace of mind. You just need to select the day, time and frequency of backup for your website. An SQL dump of the database is automatically sent to your Dropbox. All you need to operate this plugin is a Dropbox account. The Dropbox plugin is safe and secure to use. It utilizes OAuth so your Dropbox login details are not stored on this plugin.
Understanding that a lot of time and money is invested to make a website, Backup Technology offers the free Online Backup plugin to back up your WordPress sites. Its ability to encrypt your backup data, keeping it secure as it’s downloaded, emailed, and while it’s stored, makes it stand apart from its competitors. Another distinguishing feature of the Online Backup for WordPress plugin is that it lets you back up the entire WordPress blog along with all the files and directories. The data can be stored in a folder on your server, or you can choose to send it to your inbox. Another option is using the 100 MB free online storage (provided with the plugin) to save your data. The plugin stores all the files, images, directory and database in single .zip archive.
Justifying its name, the WP Complete Backup plugin offers a complete backup solution for your WordPress website. The Backup Scheduler has received the tag of top rated Backup plugin, and I would agree. There are several reasons that make me reach this verdict. The very first is its power to backup the database and simultaneously making a complete file system backup. For added security, you can store the database on another server using the FTP details. The plugin features an automatic backup restore tool. You can simply restore the complete backup in one click. It also offers the option to delete backups individually. Even though it is very easy to use this plugin, it comes with a complete user guide in PDF format. Randomized server storage locations make WP Complete Backup a highly secure plugin.
BackUpWordPress is the last installment in our 5 Free Backup Solutions for WordPress. It is an amazing plugin that lets you set up scheduled backup of your site entirely, including SQL database and all the directories. It sends email notifications for every back up, along with all the file details, to the administrator. Its language options makes it one of the best plugins for a non-English blog. This plugin is very easy to use and it doesn’t require any setup. It can manage multiple schedules. It uses zip and mysqldump for faster backups if they are available. Interestingly, it can also works in low memory, “shared host” environments. Lastly, it also works on Linux and Windows Server.
Back up your WordPress site by installing any of these useful backup plugins. I hope this list of Free Backup Solutions for WordPress is of great help to you.