The Best WordPress Backup Plugin – No, It’s Not Backup Buddy
If you refer to my previous post, you’ll realise that I’m relying heavily on Backup Buddy (and WP Duplicator) for backing up all my WordPress sites. But 3 weeks ago when my Backup Buddy requires the yearly renewal and the sad news from them that they are no longer supporting WordPress Multisite backup – alright, this surprised me because I’ve originally gone and paid for Backup Buddy because it was the only few good ones with Multisite compatible. iTheme’s decision to drop multisite support for Backup Buddy is a bad one for me as several of my important online projects are running on Multisite which I need good backup system.
So again, I started my search quest for the best WP backup plugins – with multisite compatibility. Here’s the quick list of my candidates :
- VaultPress (from $5 per month)
- BackWPUp (from $75 annually)
- Snapshot (WPMU Dev; from $19 per month)
- WP Duplicator Pro ($79 with 1-year support)
- UpdraftPlus (Developer account at $145 with 1-year support)
If money is not a problem, best one is definitely VaultPress. After all, VaultPress is by the same Automattic team that run WordPress.com. It’s good to have it on my own sites. But many of my backups are for clients which I cannot bear the $5 per month per site.
A close-up research at WordPress.org revealed one plugin that stands out of the crowd :
With close to half-a-million installs and with over a thousand 5-star ratings, plus its compatibility to the latest WordPress version (4.2.2) and its multisite backup capability – UpdraftPlus is the backup plugin right for me. It’s even cheaper than Backup Buddy, with just $145 for UpdraftPlus’s Developer license. Hmmm, why do I missed this one previously 🙂
Here’s the key features I like about UpdraftPlus :
- Easy to use and configure
- Allow you to perform scheduled backups
- Allows copying of backups to remote storage :
I have to say that I’m amazed at the simplicity and speed of UpdraftPlus – no wonder there are over thousand of 5-star ratings.