WordPress Backups & Recovery

Having regular backups of the site’s files & databases is part of a robust WordPress website maintenance plan and can prevent total loss of your site investment. Downtime is minimised as disaster recovery from a reliable backup structure is fast. The business risk management aspects of website ownership are often overlooked, but what I provide is peace of mind;

  • Full backup and off-site storage of all files and databases
  • Weekly or Monthly database copies, depending on site activity
  • If your site is hosted with us, we can also run weekly Full Site Cpanel backups
  • All ZIP archive files are stored off-site in secure Cloud Storage
  • Restoration from backup as required

In the event that files are compromised or deleted, we can get your website back online and running properly within a very short space of time.

To reliably back up a WordPress site and provide rapid restoration services, I use the premium version of UpdraftPlus Backup – which is definitely one of the most popular and well-rated backup plugins available. Not only does it allow you to manually take a backup, it can also automatically backup your website to the cloud on a schedule of your choosing, as well as easily restore a backup with just a few clicks.

It works by backing up your website directly into the cloud, to a solution of your choice. The cloud options include…

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Amazon S3
  • RackSpace Cloud
  • DreamObjects
  • OpenStack Swift
  • Updraft Vault
  • Email

UpdraftPlus’s intuitive interface provides options to automatically schedule files, databases, plugins and themes, and restore directly from your WordPress control panel.

Restoring Database and/or Files

Should there be a need to restore a backup, this is a surprisingly easy process that takes just a few minutes and a few mouse clicks to accomplish.

  1. Select the Existing Backups tab where you can view the list of previous restore points in local or remote storage.
  2. You can also manually upload files by clicking the Upload backup files link.
  3. Click Restore.

You will be asked to choose which components you would like to restore. These include;

  • Plugins
  • Themes
  • WordPress core
  • Uploads
  • Others
  • Database

The components you select will depend on the current restoration needs – and to restore the entire site, you will need to select all components.


Please let me know exactly how I can assist…

Page last Updated on Sunday, October 1, 2023 by the author Ben Kemp