Regularly backing up your website is one of the most important things you can do to guard against losing all your data. Backups are the first layer of security for any WordPress site. Aside from having automated backups, you also need to have an easy way to restore the backup if needed. In this article, we will show you the best and free backup plugins for WordPress. Most of them are fairly easy to use.
BackWPup is a free plugin that allows you to create complete WordPress backup for free and store it on the cloud (Dropbox, Amazon S3, Rackspace, etc), FTP, email, or on your computer.
It is extremely easy to use. Restoring a WordPress site from backup is also very simple.
UpdraftPlus is a free WordPress backup plugin. It allows you to create complete backup of your WordPress site and store it on the cloud or download to your computer.
UpdraftPlus also has a premium version with add-ons to migrate or clone site, database search and replace, and multisite support among other things. The premium version also gets you access to priority support.
Overall, UpDraft Plus has one of the more simple, yet powerful, solutions out there, and it doesn’t seem to affect your page load speeds.
The appropriately named BackUpWordPress is another excellent option if you’re looking for a free WordPress backup system. It’s been installed more than 200,000 times as of this writing and enjoys a 4.7 (out of a possible 5) star rating.
BackUpWordPress will back up your entire site, including your files and your database, at a schedule that suits your needs. It requires no setup and works on low memory – an excellent advantage if you’re operating on a shared host environment.
The plugin also gives you the option to use zip and mysqldump for faster backups. That can be a significant benefit if time is of the essence.
Finally, BackUpWordPress offers support for multiple languages.
Each WordPress backup plugin has it’s pros and cons. Here are the ones you can choose from: