In the previous post in this series on backups, I talked about a great tool for backing up a Joomla! website. Now, I’d like to highlight another awesome tool that makes backing up your WordPress site a snap. The plugin is called Automatic WordPress Backup.
It is a breeze to setup and get running and the plugin can be configured to run automatically for you and backup your site to Amazon’s S3 Web Services. If you don’t yet have an account on Amazon created, you can create one on the fly as you walk through the settings of the plugin. Once you have setup your Amazon S3 account and linked it to the plugin, you are pretty much good to go – it is dead simple.
You can set the backup schedule (I do mine daily) and then forget about it. The plugin will do the rest for you. You don’t have to worry about remembering to run your backup, it happens for you according to the schedule you set. You will have the peace of mind of knowing your backup is made and available in the event something bad ever happens to your site and you need to recover.
If you have a WordPress site, you really should have this plugin. No excuses when backups can be this easy! Check out the plugin website for more information. In this video clip, they even walk through the basic set up for you.