Making regular backups on your website is essential. People often skip this step, except when they face the need of it. Lucky for us, there are plugins that help you do that with ease. Here you will learn how to make a backup for your website!
I get asked a lot of times if there is a easy way to make a backup update from wordpress websites. The answer is YES!
To perform a backup you need to keep in mind that are several plugins out there. Here in this tutorial I’m focusing on the free features of UpdraftPlus, nonetheless there are other plugins out there that can be equally great but for the same features might require a fee. UpdraftPlus has a paid version that makes your life way easier since it backups every time you update, stores the backups in your cloud services and more other features that make you stress free in backups. And you know your website is always safe. However, if you are just starting out and your budget is low, you require some extra steps but you can perform a good backup pipeline !
- 1. Access to your WordPress panel
- Search for UpdraftPlus
- Install > Activate
- On your left panel, you’ll see that it’s now available the option “UpdraftPlus” , select Settings
- You can make a backup in your website right away — It will take some minutes
- You can schedule your backup for the frequency that best suits you
UpdraftPlus does what I consider the essential for a backup plugin. We will start by Installing the plugin
How frequent should I make backups?
How frequent you should perform the backup really depends on the usage and purpose of your website. Ideally you should backup your website EVERYDAY.. however unless you hire a maintenance plan, it is hard to manage a business and dedicate the daily amount of time a website needs. So, in these cases I strongly recommend you the following:
Blog – Consider the frequency of your posts . Ideally you should backup every one or two posts.
Website – The backup should be as frequent as the frequency you make changes in your website.
Shop – If you don’t want to lose product reviews, new clients information and so on, you should really commit to make backups everyday.
Still not convinced that you should backup you website frequently? Check the article “Why do I need to backup regularly?”