A reliable backup is your savior in case anything happens to your website. Especially the WordPress database, where all your posts and pages are stored, is crucial not to lose.
It’s important to have a complete backup of all the data on your server and the database containing all the information.
You can download Updraftplus Premium or Free here.
Making a complete backup with just one click
We have tested several free plugins, and one of the best free plugins we have come across is Updraftplus. This plugin allows you to create a backup of all your data, including the database!
Restoring a backup
Having a backup is important, but it gets even better: Updraftplus also allows you to restore your plugins, themes, and more from the backup!
This is useful when your website gets hacked, when you accidentally delete a plugin, or when an update of a plugin causes issues with your website. This happens quite often!
More advantages of Updraftplus
Updraftplus offers many features in its free version, including:
- Restoring only plugins and themes
- Writing the backup to another server
- Automating backups based on hours, days, or weeks
- Translated into Dutch
- The ability to count the size of plugins, themes, etc.
If you want to use Dropbox or another cloud service, they even offer premium add-ons to further expand the functionality of the plugin.