WordPress

WordPress Backup Plan… Got One?

NOTE: Since using MyRepono, I’ve shifted to VaultPress. It’s a bit more expensive but it’s native to WordPress (written by Automattic) and doesn’t have all the funky package issues that MyRepono does.

I didn’t have a WordPress backup plugin for quite a while. So… the first time that I lost my WordPress database was a nightmare! It was my own fault… I was making some updates to the database and dropped the entire database by accident. I was wondering how in the world I was going to recover my blog posts since I didn’t have a backup. I was sick to my stomach the entire day.

At the time, I was with a different host who, thankfully, had an emergency restore feature for the site. It was an expensive restore, costing me hundreds of dollars, but I was forever thankful that I was able to get all but the last blog post restored within 24 hours. Years later and we have published over 2,775 blog posts. That’s a lot of data (470Mb). It’s too much data to just install a cheapo backup and expect it to work each day with no issues. So, I’ve searched and searched for the best WordPress backup plugin – and found it.

I’ve known quite a few people that have installed backups directly on their web server… this doesn’t help you when your host loses your site! Manually backing up WordPress is also a pain since you have to backup both the files and the database. Other friends of mine have backed up the files but neglected to back up the database… that’s where all your content is! You need a WordPress backup plugin that incorporates all of these features – and more.

We’ve installed and tested myRepono, a cloud-powered backup service. myRepono is an extremely simple service, charging you by the bandwidth you utilize rather than a software license or some big monthly fee. It’s pennies a month for small sites and is under 10 cents per backup for my site.

MyRepono features include:

  • Backup unlimited WordPress installations
  • Backup of all WordPress files
  • Backup of complete mySQL databases
  • Secure File Encryption
  • File Restoration Tools
  • Backup File Compression
  • Web-Based Management – accessible from any browser, anywhere
  • Online Support

Marketing Tech blog readers can sign up for myRepono today with our affiliate link and you’ll get a credit for your first $5 of backups. That’s a great deal! The plugin took less than a minute to install and configure.

One note – this is a pretty good system for migrating your WordPress site or blog as well!

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