WordPress is the most popular blogging software and used by millions of bloggers . It is easy to use as well as free . Various uncertainties such as hosting issues, server errors and hackers can destroy your blog in seconds, which took years to build. You must be prepared for these and backup your blog time to time. Here are the list of some plugins and tools that ease the process of automatic backup of your wordpress . ( And most of them listed below are free. :D )
1. IDrive Plugin for wordpress
IDrive Plugin will backup your database, as well as files, and will store them in your online IDrive account. IDrive account comes with a 2GB of free space. You can store multiple copies of your backup for free without migrating to paid account. You can refer to your friends and can another 10GB space for free instantly. You can download this plugin from here.
2. Automatic Worpress Backup Plugin
Automatic WordPress Backup Plugin is one of the easiest method to completely backup your WordPress site. It will create a zipped backup of your WordPress website, and will upload it to Amazon S3. Automatic backup can be scheduled via Admin Panel. Amazon S3 a/c is not free and charges $0.1 per month for 1GB space . You can download the plugin from here.
3. WP DB Manager
WP-DB manager is a popular WordPress plug-in that backs up the WP database. The plug-in is more of a DB management plug-in than a backup service. It provides DB repair, delete, backup & automated-backup. However, the plug-in does not backup WP files, themes and only the database. Additionally, restore has to be done using MySQL tools.
VaultPress is created by Automattic, the owner of WordPress. It offers full backup services to privately hosted WP sites. The service is still in beta. In addition to back up, the service aims to offer services to provide security updates, security alerts & blog monitoring. VaultPress plans to charge about $15/month for their service .
5. WordPress Automatic Online Backup
You can prevent loss of data using an automated backup of your blog database. You need to create a free account on http://www.wordpressbackup.com and connect your blog with via api key. You can download this plugin from here.
6. Backupify (Doesn’t backup WP now)
7. SMEStorage Multi-Cloud WordPress Backup
SMEStorage Multi-Cloud plugin helps you to backup your WordPress blog store it to any one of 10 storage clouds including S3, CloudFiles, MobileME, Gmail & Box.net . This plugin provides the backup of Database only .
8. WP Time Machine
The WP Time Machine plugin creates an archive (as a .zip file or .tar.gz file) of all your WordPress Data & Files which is â€˜sentâ€™ to a remote storage provider or local FTP account. You can choose to save your file in Dropbox, Amazon S3 or FTP. You can also use dropbox.com account, free account have 2GB spaceÂ . If you don’t have dropbox account signup now for dropbox.com(its free!). Download plugin from here
Also read : Free vaultpress wordpress plugin alternatives