Creating backups on the regular basis is the best thing you can do for your website. It gives you a piece of mind and assures you to be safe in catastrophic situations such as if your site gets hacked or you accidentally lock yourself out, etc. Now WordPress comprises of several free and paid backup plugins that are fairly easy to use. In the following post, I have come up with a few plugins worth your time and money.
**Important tip:* You can definitely seek help from a reliable Wordpress development company around but as an owner, it’s your responsibility to back up your website on your own.
One of the most premium WordPress backup plugin that allows you to schedule on daily, weekly and monthly basis. Moreover, it can even store your backups in Dropbox, Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud, FTP or email it to you.
One of the biggest advantages of using the plugin is that it is not a subscription based service, so there is no monthly fee. In addition to this, you can use the plugin on numerous sites, get access to premium support forums, regular updates, and of course, 1GB of cloud storage to store your backups.
Another interesting WordPress backup plugin that allows you to create a complete backup of your site and store it on the cloud or download directly to your computer. It may quite interest you to know that the plugin supports scheduled as well as on-demand backups. In fact, here you can also choose which files to backup and it will automatically take backup to Dropbox, Google Drive, S3, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email, and several other cloud storage services.
The premium version features several add-ons to migrate or clone site, database search and replace and multisite support.
Available with automatic schedule support, the backup plugin allows you to create different schedules for your database and files. However, the free version won't allow you to store backups on cloud storage. For this, you require purchasing the premium extension.
Each WordPress backup plugin has its pros and cons. Besides, whichever WordPress backup plugin you end up choosing, please do NOT store your backups on the same server as your website.