Blogging is one of the best Online Jobs which you can earn from your home. So I decided to put important details and requirements for blogging.
Once we started the blog we have to install some of the most essential plugins to run our blog successfully. In my previous post, I have explained how to protect your blog from spam and malware attach through Anti-Spam Plugin for WordPress. So the next important task to protect your blog is installing backup plugins. You need to keep backup of your files regularly. Suppose if you have any one of the situations like affected from virus attack or hacked from others or your server crashes or when something went wrong during un update means you have to lose all the files. So only this is very important to take backup. If you have the backup you can easily rollback your website. Taking backup is a very easy process if you are installed correct WordPress backup plugin. There are lots of WordPress free backup plugins available. I have listed here some of the popular plugins. You can put any one of the plugins and take backup regularly.
Top 5 Free Best WordPress Backup Plugin
- Updraftplus Backup/Restore
- BackWPup Free
Updraftplus is number one and a popular WordPress backup plugin. This plugin supports scheduled backup. It is a free plugin. Updraftplus has over 2+ million active users. You can backup your file and database into clouds and restore it with a single click.
Updraftplus Backup plugin Main Features
- Unlike other backup plugins, Updraftplus has the more cloud option to take store your files.
- You can take the backup and store it in the following cloud platform freely. Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, UpdraftVault, Rackspace Cloud, FTP, DreamObjects, Openstack Swift, and email.
- The paid version also backs up to Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2, SFTP, SCP, and WebDAV.
BackWPup is another popular WordPress backup plugin. It has over 9 million downloads. The main advantage of BackWPup plugin you can take a backup of your complete installation including /wp-content/ and push into external backup services like Dropbox, Amazon S3, FTP with single backup .zip file. So that you can restore it with a single click. The free version will support only limited features.
BackWPup WordPress backup plugin Main Features:
- You can take database backup
- It will support WordPress XML Export
- Generate a backup file for installed plugin also
- Database optimization option
- We can take the backup in the format of zip,tar,tar.gz format
- Store the backup file with external backup services such as Dropbox, S3, SugarSync
- Sends logs and backup files by email
BackWPup Plugin Requirements:
- Your WordPress version will be 3.9 or higher and PHP5.3.3
- PHP 5.3.3 with mysqli, FTP,gz, bz2, ZipArchive, and curl is needed to utilize the full functionality of BackWPup Plugin.
BackUpWordpress is another one of the popular WordPress backup plugins. It is very simple to use. This plugin also has the option called schedule backup. But it will not support external backup services such as Dropbox and google drive. You need to store your host only.
Main Features Of BackUpWordpress Plugin:
- Simple to use. No setup is required
- It will work on a shared host environment also
- You can create multiple schedules
- The backup file will be emailed to you
- Backup files will store .zip extensions
- This plugin will work with windows and Linux server
BlogVault is the world’s Fastest and reliable WordPress backup plugin. But this is a paid plugin. Blogvault will work only WordPress version 4.0 or higher.
Main features of Blogvault Plugin:
- Multi-Site Backup support
- It will restore your website even your website is offline
- You can push changes to your live site within one a single click
- It will not slow down your server
Duplicator is also one of the popular WordPress backup plugins. It has a 1+ million active installation. It will allow the user to migrate, copy, move and clone the website one location to another also save files with simple backup procedures.
Main features of the Duplicator
- Duplicator creates whole WordPress files such as plugins,wp-contents, and images as a single zip file. So that we can move the files easily one location to another.
- We can take backup manually whole WordPress website or part of the files.
- Migrating WordPress websites from one host to another with zero downtime.
Note: Schedule backup only available in the pro version.