Cloud Backup Solutions for WordPress Blogs

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Updated: September 5, 2013

Cloud backup solutions for WordPress need to be considered because even hardcore professionals do face backup problems with the way cybercrime is spreading its wings these days. Back in April this year a “botnet” attacked WordPress just weeks after its security was increased to a two-step authentication. Users using the username ‘admin’ were advised immediately to change it. Several queries coming-in from users also revealed that at the time of migrating servers, there exist fair amount of possibility in losing data.

One can avoid these problems by adopting cloud backup solutions for WordPress blogs. Normally, credit cards are the preferred mode of payment here. Some of the Cloud backup solutions that one can be looked upon are described here.

VaultPress

VaultPress

VaultPress is a popular Cloud backup solution for WordPress. It comes with 3 package options – enterprise, premium and basic. This plug-in can be installed via WordPress dashboard, with the rest of the process being fairly automated. The package starts at $15. The files stored in the database are scanned on a daily basis, but depending on the preferences, one can also set backups on a weekly basis. One-click restoration is supported by the plug-in. Real-time notifications are provided in the status bar when data gets backed up.

CodeGuard

CodeGuard

This offers a plug-in along with direct backup option through FTP/SFTP and MySQL. A key code is required at the time of installing the plug-in, which one receives after buying the service. WordPress blogs are backed up automatically by this service. The service supports other platforms as well like Joomla and Magneto. The service charges $5 for the minimum package and provides a backup space of 5GB per site. Packages available are Showgun, Samurai and Ronin. One-click restoration is also provided by this service.

BlogVault

BlogVault

The best part about BlogVault is that first-time users can opt for its free 7-day trial service before purchasing it. Depending on preferences, BlogVault can be installed automatically or manually. Backups can be created every hour, every day or every week. Options will also be offered to the users in whether they want to back up their entire site or just some files. It also comes with an option of “Test and Restore”, where one can preview the entire backup process and how restoration takes place. The service will be charging $9 for one website, whereas multiple blog owners can opt for $19 and $39 package options.

BackWPup

BackWPup

This plug-in can be used in saving the entire installation and move them to an external backup service such as S3, FTP, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace cloud, SugarSync and Dropbox, etc. With one backup .zip file one can restore an installation easily. This is a free version and is not as good as BackWPup Pro version.

Using these cloud backup solutions it becomes much easier for the website owners to keep their sites protected. Moreover, these come at pretty decent rates which would not be too costly compared to the features they come with.