There are two ways to backup your WordPress site: First you can backup your WordPress site manually — which takes more effort and time. Alternatively, you can use a backup plugin as an assistant to backup your website. Using a backup plugin is a smarter way. Not only it makes it easier for you to create a backup of your website, but also make sure that you make the backup on a regular basis (e.g., monthly). Most backup plugins come with a backup scheduling feature to allow you to set scheduled backups on a regular basis. BackupBuddy is not an exception. BackupBuddy is a backup plugin developed by the same company behind iThemes Security, a popular WordPress security plugin. BackupBuddy is a feature-rich backup plugin. In addition to allowing to create scheduled backups, it also comes with other handy features to help to maintain your WordPress site.
BackupBuddy allows you to make a full backup of your website. A full backup means you can copy the WordPress database as well as the whole files under the root categories, including the theme files, plugin files, and media files. Or, if you want to save your storage space, you can also select specific folders under the root directory to be copied. About the backup destination, BackupBuddy allows you to store the backup files to a third-party source like Amazon S3, Google Drive, and Dropbox. BackupBuddy also offers its own storage service — BackupBuddy Stash — in case you are interested. Not only BackupBuddy helps you to backup your website, but it also comes with a built-in tool — ImportBuddy — which you can use to restore your site to a previous backup in case something goes wrong with your latest backup.
Here are the key features offered by BackupBuddy;
- Full backup
- Customized backup
- Backup scheduler
- Email notifications
- Importer tool
- Migration tool