There are multiple ways to back up your WordPress website. Below we cover multiple the best WordPress backup plugins (along with WordPress.org and installation links) and server backup methods.
Note: Plugins are ordered from most to least active installations as of September 2018.
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Note: Per Terms of Service, while InMotion Hosting maintains the backups for clients choosing to subscribe to Backup Manager, InMotion Hosting assumes no liability as to the availability or completeness of client data backups. Each client is expected and encouraged to maintain backup copies of their own data.
ManageWP connects unlimited websites to a ManageWP.com dashboard allowing team and client collaboration. It includes bulk updates, client reports, Sucuri security scans, Google Analytics, and more. Get started with our installation guide.
BackWPup allows you to specify multiple backup locations, types of data to backup, and backup file options – eg. .zip, .gz – and a restoration option from your WordPress dashboard. Get started with our installation guide.
You can also create partial backups of backup websites, databases, and email accounts separately using the Backup Wizard. Ensure you download the completed backups from the server via File Manager or FTP.
VPS users can create snapshots from AMP. Snapshots don’t affect VPS disk space but live for only seven days unless you purchase Long-term Storage Slots.
Softaculous backups are available on shared accounts and VPS accounts with the paid subscription. You can manage Softaculous backups via FTP or File Manager in the /softaculous_backups directory or using Softaculous.
Security and website optimization implementations are also major parts of disaster recovery. You can contact our live support for an account scan at any time. For enhanced security, consider our recommended security plugins, ClamAV Scanner, and a Sucuri account.