Today WordPress is the most used platform, particularly for blogging. If you are a blogger and use WordPress as your platform, then you must ensure that you have taken up some measures to backup your data. The measures can be anything including manually backing up from PHP My Admin or using any plugin to do this for you. In this article we would be sharing a few plugins to automate the backup process.
IDrive Plugin will backup your database, as well as files, and will store them in your online IDrive account. IDrive account comes with a 2GB of free space. You can store multiple copies of your backup for free without migrating to paid account.
Automatic WordPress Backup Plugin
backs up your WP database but all your themes, plugins, photos, and other uploaded files. The plugin uses the Amazon S3 storage service to permit the admin to automatically or manually backup his WordPress website. Thus you’ll need to sign up for an Amazon S3 account in order to use this plugin.
WP DB Backup
It lets you schedule an automatic database backup of your WP website. It’s very much like the WP DB Manager in that it can be scheduled to backup as frequently as you want and the backup file can be sent to an email address of your choosing.
Automattic, owner of WordPress, now offers its own backup service for self-hosted WordPress sites. Future plans for this service includes the ability to monitor your WP blog and alert you when it identifies a potential security threat or any suspicious activity. Further development of this WordPress backup service also includes automatic security updates. The service itself is projected to cost approximately $15 to $20 per month.
WP DB Manager
WP-DB manager is a popular WordPress plug-in that backs up the WP database. The plug-in is more of a DB management plug-in than a backup service. It provides DB repair, delete, backup & automated-backup. However, the plug-in does not backup WP files, themes and only the database. Additionally, restore has to be done using MySQL tools.