You’ve probably heard it a lot: Make backups of your website! Maybe you acted on that advice. Maybe you ignored it masterly so far. Or you already informed yourself about several backup plugins, but you’re still not sure which one to choose? Therefore, you would like to have some explanations of how to use backup plugins. Then read this post carefully. You’ll not only find useful explanations about backup plugins but also selected BackWPup Tutorials to explain the benefits of our backup plugin.
Why you need Backup Plugins
Backup plugins are the insurance of your WordPress installation. It can always happen that your server has a total breakdown or that you crash your website accidentally with an update. Indeed, some hosts create backups within several days. But imagine, you change your website, your host hasn’t done a backup yet and your website breaks down? All your precious work would be lost.
That’s why you should protect yourself, make yourself flexible and create your own backup!
But which one to choose?
Which backup plugins are there?
The most popular backup plugins are our BackWPup, BackUpWordPress, Duplicator, UpdraftPlus and VaultPress. The backup plugins can be differentiated due to the variety and the kind of repositories as well as their functionalities in whole. However, as we want you to find the backup plugin fitting most to your needs, we compiled a backup plugin comparison table for you.
With more than 500,000 active users and more than four million downloads, our plugin is one of the most popular backup plugins. BackWPup characterizes itself through particularly high backup repositories. Moreover, it provides many features and has excellent support.
Your BackWPup Tutorial
Before deciding on one backup plugin, you want to know how to use it. Maybe you already installed BackWPup but would like to see some more BackWPup Tutorials to become a more experienced user?
In the following, we selected some BackWPup Tutorials to help you use our plugin without any problems.
Create a BackWPup Job and store via .zip File
In this post you will find a short and practical instruction about how you create a backup job and store the backup via .zip file.
Text-based BackWPup Tutorial with explanation of the basic functionality
The following tutorial does not only explain how to set backups but also focuses on the basic functionality of BackWPup and why you should use backup plugins.
Detailed text-based BackWPup Tutorial
By clicking the following link you will get to a clear and well-structured tutorial with many explanations about how to use BackWPup.
BackWPup Tutorial with explanations about interdependencies
Besides two explanations about creating backup jobs automatically, you can find detailed information about the interdependencies between several settings and why you should select which one.
Detailed “How to”- BackWPup Tutorial with video and text
Here you can find an extensive BackWPup Tutorial explaining step by step how to install and use BackWPup. Besides to general settings you’re informed about the storing to a local folder and to Dropbox as well as scheduling backup jobs. By clicking the link below you’ll get to the detailed post where you can find even more information in written form and with screenshots.
The worst case happened and you need to fall back on your backup? In our BackWPup documentation we don’t only give useful tips but also explain how to restore your WordPress backup.
Link to our documentation “restore backup”: http://docs.backwpup.com/article/127-how-to-restore-a-wordpress-backup
Do you know of some more useful BackWPup Tutorials? We’re happy to get your information!