IThemes BackupBuddy Plugin – Hands down, the easiest way to backup your WordPress websites. BackupBuddy backs up everything: Plugins, themes, widgets and your SQL database. Then, restore or migrate with your backup! A must-have for every developer, beginner or professional.
With just a few clicks, BackupBuddy backs up your entire WordPress website from within your WordPress dashboard. BackupBuddy makes the process of how to backup a WordPress site into five simple steps.
While other WordPress backup plugins only backup the WordPress database, BackupBuddy backs up your entire WordPress installation, making sure you have a copy of all your WordPress website files.
BackupBuddy’s backup includes everything needed to run your WordPress website. Backup all WordPress files, all files in the WordPress Media library, your WordPress themes and WordPress plugins, and more. Once BackupBuddy completes your backup, you get a downloadable zip file of your entire WordPress website.
A Solid WordPress Backup Strategy
Your backup solution needs four components to be successful. Some backup solutions cover some but not all, leaving your website vulnerable. BackupBuddy covers all four backup elements in one single plugin. So if something goes wrong, rest easy. BackupBuddy backs up your whole WordPress site, provides scheduled backups, allows you to send/store backups remotely off-site, and has a process for quickly and easily restoring WordPress from a backup.
- Customize Backup Contents
Not all WordPress backups are alike. Run database, files-only or complete backups, or set up custom backup profiles.
- Downloadable Backup Zip Files
After a backup completes, you can download a zip file of your entire WordPress website.
- Scheduled Backups
BackupBuddy offers automatic WordPress backup schedules (hourly, twice daily, daily, every other day, bi-weekly, weekly, monthly and more).
- Store Backup Files Remotely
Automatically send your backup files to several remote WordPress backup storage locations including BackupBuddy Stash, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Dropbox & more.
- Instant Email Notifications
Know immediately when BackupBuddy finishes or needs attention so you can always be sure you have a current and useful backup of your website.
- Restore WordPress with ImportBuddy
BackupBuddy includes tool called ImportBuddy to restore your WordPress site to a previous backup if something goes wrong.
- Complete WordPress Website Backup
Back up your entire WordPress website (database + all WP files).
- Scheduled, Automatic Backups
Set up backup schedules to run automatically.
- Store WordPress Backups Off-site
Send and store your backup files off-site in a safe, secure location.
- Restore Your WordPress Site
Restore your WordPress website quickly & easily from a backup.
Restore WordPress From A Backup
BackupBuddy’s WordPress backup and restore feature is quick and simple. Simply upload the ImportBuddy file and your backup zip file, and ImportBuddy will walk you through the steps to restore your entire WordPress website, including your content, themes, plugins, widgets and everything else.
- Individual WordPress File Restore
View contents of text-based files (.php, .html, .htaccess, etc.) & restore individual WordPress files to their original location (undelete or “roll back” a file).
- WordPress Database Rollback
Roll back your WordPress database with just a few clicks. BackupBuddy’s WordPress database rollback is useful for when you accidentally permanently delete a post, page or comment.
- Complete WordPress Website Restore
BackupBuddy handles restoring your entire WordPress website back to its original glory, including all uploads, media library files, themes and plugin files.
Move WordPress or Migrate WordPress
Need to change hosts or domains for your WordPress site? You can do that with BackupBuddy Plugin, too. BackupBuddy Plugin helps you move a WordPress site to a new host or domain easily. BackupBuddy’s WordPress migration feature is a very popular feature for WordPress developers who build custom sites for clients locally or on a temporary domain and then move the entire site over to a live domain.
- Change Hosts or Servers
Need to move your WordPress site to a new host or server? BackupBuddy Plugin allows you to move your entire WordPress site to a new host or server.
- Change Your Domain / URL
Need to change the domain name of your WordPress site? That’s easy, too. BackupBuddy handles moving your website to a different domain or URL.
- URL Replacement
BackupBuddy automatically replaces all the URLs when you migrate a site to a new domain. BackupBuddy even has a tool for replacing other text in your database.
- WordPress Migration
Build a custom site for a client on a temporary domain or locally, and then move the entire site with themes over to a live client domain with BackupBuddy’s WordPress migration.
- Clone WordPress
Make a copy of an existing WordPress website using a BackupBuddy backup to easily clone WordPress. Use your copy to quickly spin up a dev site.
- WordPress Staging & Deployment
With BackupBuddy’s Deployment feature, you can set up a WordPress staging site and connect it with your existing site so you can push or pull changes in as few as two clicks.
Features for WordPress Security & WordPress Optimization
BackupBuddy Plugin includes a few built-in WordPress security and WordPress optimization tools to help your website run safely and more efficiently.
- Exclude Files & Database Tables
Choose which files (or database tables) to exclude from your backups. This is helpful if you have a folder with lots of high-res images or videos.
- WordPress Malware Scan
BackupBuddy does a free malware scan of your site to make sure your site and your online reputation are squeaky clean with all the major blacklist checks.
- WordPress Server Tools
Take a deep look at your server settings and capabilities. Our built-in server tools are super helpful for tracking down possible hosting problems.
- Serialized Data
Most WordPress backup plugins just skip over serialized data, because it’s complicated to migrate properly.
- Database Mass Text Replacement
Update text throughout your database. This is great for updating URLs, strings of text.
- WordPress Cron Manager
View, delete or manually run WordPress scheduled CRON jobs on low-traffic sites.
- Interactive Site Directory Map
Visualize what takes up the most space on your site. It’s really cool to dig through and view your files this way.
- Database Scan & Repair
Scans and repairs common issues with your database.
- Customize Backup Storage Limits
Limit the number and size of the backups you store so you don’t fill up your Stash account with 40 old backups.