If you are currently running a WordPress Blog or Site and have a regular pool of readers on it… it’s important that you make it a good habit to do a regular (or automated) backup of your site to make sure that if there is any moment that your site is down due to any hacker attacks or wordpress-related issues, you have something to fall back on to bring your site back!
In this list, I have compiled (and will be regularly updating whenever I come across a good one) a list of WordPress Backup and Restore Plugins (Paid Version) which, basically, do a good job of backing up and restoring your WordPress Site. Some of these WordPress Plugins also allow you to move your backups to a totally new site if you are thinking of migrating to a new domain or to a new web hosting company. A few also provide the additional feature of scanning your database for issues as well as regular malware scanning to make sure that no hackers have left any loophole traces in the WordPress Code.
So if you are currently exploring this option, you may wish to look through the list or if you are currently using some other options, you may want to share with the rest of the readers here by dropping a comment below… else enjoy!
List Of Recommended Paid WordPress Backup And Restore Plugins
This is a WordPress Plugin created by Robert Plank and this tool lets you backup, restore and protect your WordPress Blogs and Sites anytime you want. Features include Instant Backup, Restore from anywhere (from other website, upload through your browser or transfer from FTP, Amazon S3 or Dropbox), Automatic Scheduling as well as Server-to-Server Technology (deploy to unlimited number of client sites pre-configured in seconds without FTP).
Price starts from $7 (5 Personal Sites), $47 (Unlimited Personal Sites), $97 (Unlimited Personal & Client Sites) with 1 year of Updates and Support. All Purchases come with 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
#2 – BackupBuddy
This is a WordPress Plugin created by the iThemes Team and comes with comprehensive features when you talk about backing up, restoring and moving your WordPress Sites and Blogs. A few of the best features include Full or just Database backups, files or tables to be included or excluded, option to manage and save all BackupBuddy backups, option to create custom profiles, restore everything or just a single file, database scan for issues, malware scan and even move your site to another server or domain directly from your WordPress dashboard. This is just a few of the many features that you can expect from Backup Buddy
Price starts from $80/year (for 2 Sites), $100/year (for 10 sites), $150/year (for unlimited Sites) with one year support and updates as well as 1 GB of BackupBuddy storage space. Or you can go for the $297 (One Time) for Unlimited Sites and Lifetime Updates.
#3 – VaultPress
This is a WordPress Plugin created by the same team that develops the WordPress Hosting Platform. Features include monitoring your Backup Activity in real time, scanning your site, restoring backups automatically, review suspicious code and fix common threats with a simple button click. You can also browse the history of your backups and download the one that you need.
Price starts from $5/month for one site (Daily Backup, 30-day Backup Archive), $15/month (Realtime Backup, Full Backup Archive), $40/month (Daily Security Scans and Priority Safekeeper Support).
#4 – blogVault
This is a WordPress Plugin created by the Inactiv.com Media Solutions Team (based out of Bangalore, India). Features include a migration process that seamlessly moves your site from the host to the new location without any downtime, auto-restoring from the blogVault’s servers to your server without a need for manual intervention, a Test-Restore feature lets you test a specific backup version before restoring it to your Web Host, maintaining multiple copies of your backup on their local servers (in Germany), your own or blogVault’s Amazon S3 Accounts and Dropbox, Incremental Backups (files that have changed), maintaining 30-Days of Backup History and capable of handling large amounts of data (especially if you are running a traffic heavy WordPress Site).
Price starts from $9/month (Single Site), $19/month (3 Sites) and $39/month (7 sites). Or you go for the $99/month (onwards) for Unlimited Sites.
These are currently some of the WordPress Plugins that are highly recommended for backing up, restoring and moving your WordPress Site. If you have used others (free or paid) and you think that they are good as well… please feel free to drop a comment below and share it with the other readers!
Note that I am affiliated with some of the recommendations here which means that I get paid a small commission if you decide to subscribe to the services.