Do you know that thousands of websites get hacked every day? It doesn't matter if you are using a state-of-the-art hosting network, dedicated VPS hosting solution or managed WordPress hosting. There will always be chances that you will be hacked. As scary as it sounds, we hope that this post can share some light especially with backing up and restoring your WordPress websites quickly.
White screen of death, wrongly updated WordPress theme and plugins (resulting in crashes), backing attempts, database corrupted etc. — with backups in place, you can easily 1-click restore your WordPress (and gaining your sanity) in just a few minutes.
By default, most web hosting solutions offer some level of automated backups. Here's the list:
|Frequency of Backups||Services|
|Daily||RunCloud.io, Gridpane, ServerStack.io, WP Maven hosting solutions and most shared hosting, managed WordPress hosting|
|Weekly||Selected shared hosting plans (often the cheaper hosting plans)|
|Monthly||Selected shared hosting plans (often the cheapest hosting plans)|
Make no mistake. We have seen some really web hosting services that don't come with any backups (which we do not recommend).
The quickest way to do so is by using third party plugin or via the hosting dashboard (some web hosting solution offers 1-click backup directly from the backend).
There are two great plugins that compliment each other (in this case). They are:
WPvivid Backup Plugin is an all in one free WP backup plugin that enables you to easily migrate a WordPress site to a new domain, to perform manual and scheduled backups of your WordPress site, to back up to cloud storage and restore backups directly from your sites admin dashboard.
Here's a video of how WPvivid works.
WP Reset is a time-saving tool! If you spend most of your days in WP admin you'll realize it fills a need you didn't even know you had. There are no tools similar to it so the fastest way to see what it does is to see 5 things only WP Reset does.
Here's how WP Reset works.
When was the last time you backup your WordPress site? No idea?
Reach out to your web hosting company right now and ask them for help. And if you prefer to let the professionals handle your backups, reach out to us here for professional backup and restoration support.