WordPress doesn’t include built-in backups, so we built BackupBuddy in 2010 to meet the need for a solid WordPress backup solution. Even your host backup may not be enough if you experience a server crash. Other WordPress security issues include hacks, malware, user error, deleted files and running bad commands. All of these things can completely wipe out your WordPress site forever. Having a current backup of your WordPress website is critical for protecting your website. BackupBuddy is here to help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Customizable 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.
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.
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.
View contents of text-based files (.php, .html, .htaccess, etc.) & restore individual WordPress files to their original location (undelete or “roll back” a file).
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.
BackupBuddy handles restoring your entire WordPress website back to its original glory, including all uploads, media library files, themes and plugin files.
—Lisa Sabin-Wilson, Author of WordPress for Dummies
Need to change hosts or domains for your WordPress site? You can do that with BackupBuddy, too. BackupBuddy 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.
Need to move your WordPress site to a new host or server? BackupBuddy allows you to move your entire WordPress site to a new host or server.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We also make a WordPress security plugin as a companion to BackupBuddy to secure and protect your WordPress site. BackupBuddy includes a few built-in WordPress security and WordPress optimization tools to help your website run safely and more efficiently.
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.
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.
Take a deep look at your server settings and capabilities. Our built-in server tools are super helpful for tracking down possible hosting problems.
Most WordPress backup plugins just skip over serialized data, because it's complicated to migrate properly.
Update text throughout your database. This is great for updating URLs, strings of text.
View, delete or manually run WordPress scheduled CRON jobs on low-traffic sites.
Visualize what takes up the most space on your site. It's really cool to dig through and view your files this way.
Scans and repairs common issues with your database.
Limit the number and size of the backups you store so you don't fill up your Stash account with 40 old backups.
Send your backups to BackupBuddy Stash and don’t worry about the complications of other remote storage locations. You can even migrate a site using files from Stash without having to manually download and upload files to your server.
iThemes Sync Pro makes it easy to manage multiple WordPress sites from one dashboard. Sync has some awesome features for BackupBuddy users - like remote backups, backup scheduling and more. Try iThemes Sync Pro FREE for 30 days!
We try to make backing up and moving a WordPress site as easy as possible. But if you ever need help, our team of WordPress backup support experts are standing by. They understand BackupBuddy and wild server configurations like the back of their hand.
“You carry insurance on your car and on your home. Why not get the best insurance available for your WordPress website with BackupBuddy? Over at Headway Themes, we recommend to all of our users to buy BackupBuddy. It simply works.”— Grant Griffiths, Headway Themes
“We use @Backup_Buddy from @ithemes for all of our clients. BackupBuddy is a great tool for migrating sites to a new domain, so it’s a secret weapon for us to build our templates on a subdomain, then move them live on approval.”— Adam McLaughlin, adammclaughlin.net
“I set it up last night, was super easy, really great software. Should be required for every serious blogger.”— Leo Babauta, ZenHabits.net
“Within the first month of owning BackupBuddy, we transferred 15 WordPress sites within minutes (and saved hours) and then caught and treated 2 severe malware infestations. Whenever we install a WordPress site, BackupBuddy is the first plugin uploaded.”— Kris
“Every time I do an upgrade to WordPress or to the many plugins installed on my site, I don't think twice. I know that my fully automated BackupBuddy is on duty and doing its thing - saving my bacon!”— Craig McCourt
“Bought BackupBudddy almost a year ago on a suggestion... After a near-website-death-experience, I could kiss them on the mouth right now.”— Nicole Delger, Author
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