Our preferred WordPress Backup Tools


We maintain hundreds of WordPress sites for our clients, and in doing so, there is an indispensable assortment of tools we use on a daily basis.

One of those tools is UpdraftPlus.


We’ve tried a lot of backup tools, both free and paid, and we keep coming back to UpdraftPlus because of it reliability and range of features.

Sure, it has it’s quirks, and it can struggle with large sites, but overall it’s the best tool we’ve found for backup and recovery.

Features include:

  • Full and incremental backups
  • Scheduling
  • Remote storage – AWS, Dropbox, Google Cloud etc
  • Security
  • Restore, recover and migrating
  • WordPress Network and Multisite
  • Free and paid versions
  • Great support

For a full list of features visit UpdraftPlus.

Command Line

On occasion, and particularly with large site that have a lot of media – for example, WooCommerce sites with tens or hundreds of thousands of products, we need use shell commands to carry out backups.

‘Shell’ involved logging into the server host via ssh and using a combination of scp and using rsync or tar/zip commands to copy the media file from one server to another. If none of that makes sense to you, don’t be alarmed; your website developer should be familiar with it, and there are plenty of great tutorials on how to use those tools.

Need Help?

If you need advice or assistance with backing up and restoring your WordPress site, get in contact with us and we’ll be happy to assist. Our WordPress Maintenance Service might also be of interest to you, where we take care of backups and site updates for you.