How To Create a Full WordPress Website Backup for Free
Backup is playing a very important role for your website. It protects us and gives support after losing data accidentally. Through, creating your website backup; you can ensure your hard work. Having your website backup is a great thing. Their are so many paid services that provide website backup but for beginner investing money everywhere is not possible and it could be costly. You can create a complete backup of your website without paying a single penny with the help of BackWPup plugin. BackWPup backup plugin comes with Free and Pro both versions.
Creating WordPress Website Backup With BackWPup Step by Step.
i) Go to you WordPress account and click on ADD NEW Plugin
ii) Search for BackWPup and Click on Install Now then click on Activate.
iii) Go to BackWPup and click on ADD NEW JOB
iv) Write your Backup name example-BloggerJust Daily Backup
v) Now select Archive Format Zip
vi) Select your backup file to be storage. Where you want to store your data. I personally recommend you Select Amazon s3 service or Dropbox. For this tutorial I selected dropbox.
vii) Click on SAVE CHANGES
Setup Schedule For BackUP
This is a schedule when plugin checks for a new backup.
i) Select Schedule tab clicks With WordPress Cron
ii) Now select your backup schedule. I recommended that select Daily option.
iii) Then, click on Save Changes
Setup DataBase Backup
DB backup is your database backup file. It included your table and directory folders of your WordPress.
i) Click on DB Backup Tab
ii) Select all boxes. You can unselect old plugin directory boxes in order to reduce backup size but if you don’t know which one of them is unnecessary. Then, I recommend select them all.
iii) Click on SAVE CHANGES
Files Tab is an option where you can select your unnecessary file. That file will no longer include in your backup which is created by this plugin. For example, you have installed different themes and plugins in your WordPress but yet not using it. That plugin and theme are also included in your backup. To prevent these extra backup sizes you can select that file to avoid the unnecessary backup. However, if you don’t know anything about your directory then leave it as they are.
Setup Backup Storage
Now you have to configure your storage where you want to store your data. In the starting, you chose one option for storage destination such as Amazon s3 service or Dropbox etc. Now connect these service to this plugin in order to activate the storage path. I select Dropbox so this setting is for dropbox only. As base on your selection, every setting is different.
i) Go to Dropbox Tab Click on Create Account but if you have already on then click on Get full Dropbox auth code
ii) A new tab open in your browser for configuration click on Allow now you get a code like EIrROWEEWQ-FWETGDHRHNN-GNGNMGM paste it into blank box and click on Get Dropbox App auth code.
iii) Click on SAVE CHANGES. Now your plugin is connected with Dropbox.
iv) You can also run your backup Manual by Click on Run Now Tab.
Now you have successfully created a full backup of your WordPress website in free. You can also create more Job or backup through this plugin. If you are facing any difficulties during this setup you can ask us for its solution through using our comment form below here.