"BackupBuddy is the first plugin I install on every WordPress site.
It's my top "must-have" WordPress plugin, hands down."
—Lisa Sabin-Wilson, Author of WordPress for Dummies
BackupBuddy backs up your entire WordPress site.
Back up your entire site (database + all files).
Set up schedules to run backups.
Store backup files off-site in a safe, secure location.
Restore (or move) your site quickly & easily.
Not all backups are alike. Run database, files-only or complete backups, or set up custom profiles.
After a backup completes, you can download a zip file of your entire WordPress site.
Run automatic WordPress backups hourly, twice daily, daily, every other day, bi-weekly, weekly, monthly and more.
Automatically send your WordPress backup files to several remote storage locations including BackupBuddy Stash, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Dropbox & more.
Know immediately when BackupBuddy finishes or needs attention so you can always be sure you have a current and useful backup of your website.
BackupBuddy uses a special tool called ImportBuddy to restore (or move) your WordPress site. ImportBuddy will guide you through the entire process, step by step.
BackupBuddy's WordPress backup & restore feature is quick and simple. Simply upload the ImportBuddy file and your backup zip file, and we'll walk you through the steps to restore your entire site: your themes, plugins, widgets and everything else.
View contents of text-based files (.php, .html, .htaccess, etc.) & restore individual files to their original location (undelete or “roll back” a file).
Roll back your WordPress database with just a few clicks. Database rollbacks are useful for when you accidentally permanently delete a post, page or comment.
BackupBuddy handles restoring your entire site back to its original glory, including all uploaded media library files, themes and plugin files.
BackupBuddy lets 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? BackupBuddy allows you to move your entire 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 site to a different domain.
BackupBuddy replaces all the URLs for you 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.
Make a copy of an existing site 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.
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 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 your stored backups so you don't fill up your Stash account with 40 old backups.
BackupBuddy users get 1GB of free BackupBuddy Stash storage. Send your backups to Stash and don't worry about the complications of other storage locations. You can even migrate a site using files from your Stash without having to manually download and upload files to your server.
iThemes Sync makes it easy to manage updates for all your WordPress sites from one central location. Sync has some awesome features for BackupBuddy users - like the ability to make remote backups of any of your sites from the Sync dashboard. All iThemes customers can sync up to 10 sites for free!
We try to make backing up and moving a WordPress site as easy as possible. But if you ever need help, our team of 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 web presence in BackupBuddy? Over at Headway Themes we recommend to all of our users to buy BackupBuddy. It simply works.”— Grant Griffiths, Headway Themes
“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 the many plugins I don't think twice, because I know that my fully automated BackupBuddy is on duty and doing its thing - saving my bacon!”— Craig McCourt
“Bought @Backup_Buddy 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