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UpdraftPlus: In fact, UpdraftPlus is one of the most popular free WordPress backup plugins in the market. Actually, they count over one million active installations. At the time of writing this post, Finally, UpdraftPlus is the only freemium WordPress backup plugin in the market that allows backup and restoration in the free plan, along with a couple of other great features.
As always with WordPress, the installation of the plugin is very simple:
All you have to do is click on Plugins > Install Plugins in the Dashboard. There you can search for UpdraftPlus and install it at the push of a button. Then all you have to do is activate it.
Before you can create your first WordPress backup, UpdraftPlus has to be installed.
The necessary settings can be found under Settings.
In the first section you can set a schedule. So enter in which intervals you want to create automatic backups. You can also specify how many backups you want to keep.
You can also set different backup intervals for the database and the files.
For most websites, a weekly or daily backup is sufficient. Blogs that post several articles a day should of course choose a shorter interval. I back up weekly and create a manual backup as needed.
The number of backups kept always depends on the available disk space. This can lead to problems, especially with cheap hosts. Because here you often have only a few GB available. Or if the dropbox memory is no longer sufficient.
Since there is enough storage space in my Dropbox, I keep 3-5 backups. Additionally I save the backups locally on my computer.
In the next section you select the storage medium. So the place where the backup is saved. Here you have several options to choose from:
- Online storage, such as Dropbox, Google Drive and others.
FTP server, i.e. on your web server.
- E-mail, then you will receive the data by e-mail. However, not recommended for large amounts of data.
- Of course I can’t present all possibilities in detail. Therefore I will show you step by step the settings for a backup to FTP and to Dropbox.
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