Take Regular WordPress Backups

Maintain Your WordPress Site Security with Regular WordPress Backups

WordPress security is not a matter to be taken lightly, especially if you do not have a reliable web host to take care of your site. There are many ways to protect your WordPress site, one of which is to take regular WordPress backups.

Taking backups of your WordPress site will not prevent a hack however it will protect your data should one happen and allow you to recover by restoring your site from a clean backup quickly.

Taking a Back-up of Your WordPress Site

There are several ways to make a backup of your WordPress site. One common way is through an FTP client such as FileZilla. Available to download for free, you just drag a copy of your website’s files onto your preferred backup method such as an external hard drive.

When backing up a WordPress site via FTP, you will need to login to your WordPress control panel to collect a copy of your database. This database contains things such as users and posts.

There are also WordPress plugins available that can take backups for you. There are both free and paid versions.

It is up to you how often you wish to back up your site. We recommend backing up on a regular basis. Also, we recommend that you should back up directly before making any significant changes to your WordPress site.

We would also suggest keeping your backups in various places. For example, on your desktop and an external hard drive, to ensure your backups cannot get corrupted.

Automatic Regular WordPress Backups

As a Managed WordPress Hosting provider, we take regular back ups for our clients as part of our service. These include; monthly site backups, a full weekly server backup and daily account backups. We also offer easy one-click restore.

You can find out more about our Managed WordPress hosting packages here.

To learn more about WordPress security, you may want to find out about installing an SSL certificate or why WordPress security is essential for small businesses.

Furthermore, if you believe your WordPress site has been hacked and you do not have backups we offer a free de-hacking service.