BOOM!  Your website is gone and you didn’t have a backup.  What are you going to do now?

Let’s hope you never find yourself in this position.  But, stuff happens and that is why a reliable backup solution is an essential part of any WordPress website.

I’ll admit that up until I started this blog, I never gave any thought to backing up my website.  I thought that the local backup I made would be just fine.  The problem with that is how consistent will I be?  Well, considering I haven’t done a manual backup of any of my sites in over a month probably says something.

With this blog, I am trying to help those folks just starting out and I want to give them the best help that I can.  So, I looked up best practices for WordPress websites and found a serious deficiency in my toolbox.  I didn’t have a backup solution for any of my websites.  Not even my business site.  It would take me days to recreate that from scratch.

UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore

To save me from myself, i installed UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore.   It has what I consider the holy trinity of a backup and restore solution.

  • Automated backup scheduling
  • Off-site storage in the cloud
  • Fast and doesn’t use a lot of resources

On top of this, it is one of the few backup plugins that also restores.

If you are interested in seeing how the free and premium versions compare, click here.  The premium version has a lot more features, including WordPress update backups, more cloud backup options, backup encryption, and more backup/restore options.

I think for most users, though, the free version will meet the majority of their needs.

Anything can happen to your website.  From being hacked to accidentally deleted.  Having a backup and restore solution will help you get your website back up and running fast and minimize your downtime.

Wrap up

What do you think about UpdraftPlus?  Leave a comment and let me know.

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Backup and Restore

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