Are you looking for an appropriate plugin to backup your WordPress site? If yes, then BackupGuard might is the one you are looking for. In the context of WordPress, there are two elements you need to copy to make a backup of your website: the WordPress database and the files under the root directory of your website (public_html in most case). BackupGuard allows you to backup those elements and store the copies to your favorite cloud storage or your own server thanks to the FTP support. The cloud storage services supported by BackupGuard are Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Amazon S3. BackupGuard supports backup scheduling to allow to make a backup on a regular basis. Whether on a weekly basis or monthly basis.

BackupGuard supports custom backup. This feature allows you to select the file types you want to copy when setting up a backup schedule. Here are the file types you can include or exclude:

  • wp-content
  • plugins
  • themes
  • uploads

BackupGuard itself is released as a freemium plugin. The free version supports only one cloud storage service (Dropbox).

In addition to supporting more cloud storage services (Google Drive, OneDrive, and Amazon S3), the pro version of BackupGuard comes with some advanced features like email notifications, migration tool, backup retention, and so on. Here are the features offered by the pro version of BackupGuard:

  • Migration tool
  • Automatic backups
  • Email notifications
  • Backup to FTP/SFTP
  • More cloud storage options (Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon S3)
  • Backup retention
  • Restore
  • The ability to delete local copy after upload
  • Customize backup name
  • Multiple automatic backups

BackgupGuard Introduction Video