Vaultpress is my top pick for the backup and disaster recovery of WordPress websites. In my opinion, it is the most powerful, reliable, and easy-to-use backup and recovery application for a WordPress website. It is offered by Automatic, a well-established WordPress application provider (JetPack, Akismet, WooCommerce, Gravatar). While not free, it is a great value given everything it does. If you want set-it-and-forget-it backup and disaster recovery, VaultPress is the answer. https://vaultpress.com
Part of good WordPress website management is making sure you can recover if and when trouble strikes. If your WordPress website is hacked, if someone guesses an administrative password (I hope you are using strong passwords, maybe even Last Pass (https://lastpass.com), or site files get corrupted somehow (it happens), you’ll want to be able to quickly restore your website to full normal operation quickly.
If you keep your WordPress CORE software up to date, keep your WordPress PLUGINS up to date, practice good basic security with administrative user accounts (strong passwords), and use a reliable business-class hosting company (like SiteGround), the odds are low that you’ll ever need to execute your disaster recovery plan.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one ready to use.
VaultPress runs automatic backups and keeps them ALWAYS READY for one-click restoration. Backups are run automatically in real time, so if needed a one-click restore brings your WordPress website back online immediately. Multiple backups are kept that make it easy to restore from any previous date.
VaultPress also will automatically detect and eliminate viruses, malware, and other exploitable security problems at WordPress websites. Again, should trouble strike, everything can be restored to normal operations with a single click. How awesome is that?
And if you do need help, VaultPress experts are immediately available for support.
VaultPress is a great option if you aren’t that technically oriented and like the idea of one-click quick solutions.
Two other options to consider: (1) backup/restore options offered by your hosting company and (2) Backup Buddy from iThemes (https://ithemes.com/backupbuddy/). Neither of these options are as easy to use as VaultPress.
Power Tip: If your hosting company pitches “full backups” don’t assume that means easy or quick disaster recovery and restoration to normal site operation in the event of trouble.
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