What is the very best way to backup WP? (8 posts)

  1. eventors
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I have been using backup creator, but I have to renew.

    My last backup completed yesterday at 40MB and the backup before that was 3.2 GB. I don't know if there is something wrong or the plugin has expired?

    What are some good alternatives? Paid or free?


  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Free (or included with host)! FileZilla for the files and your host provided database backup for your MySQL database...most use phpMyAdmin...ask your host about a full database backup.

  3. eventors
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Neighbor,
    I am in Dover, NH.
    Yesterday I tried FTPing my WP-content file to my desktop
    and it didn't load all my image files under "uploads".
    Then tried using "Backup Creator" and that didn't grab all
    the files.

    My C-panel has a backup program (free and paid yearly).
    But I am concerned why I am not getting all my files?
    The site file is over 3GB. I'm not sure what is happening.

  4. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Review these resource provided by your host.

    https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/264 (FileZilla) and


    https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/161 (phpMyadmin) and


    If you believe you are still having issues, contact BlueHost.

  5. perthmetro
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes there are some very good free backup plugins.. my favourite is http://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup/

  6. kjodle
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you create a folder on your local machine for local content, you can organize it the same way your wp-content folder is organized, and add content to that local folder first before uploading it to WordPress, you don't need to download that entire folder. In essence, you have backed it up before you have even uploaded it.

    At this point, you only need to worry about backing up your database, which is fairly easy via PHPMyAdmin.

    BTW, there is no "best" way for something like this, as everybody's installation is unique. You have to go with what works for you.

  7. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I still suggest my method - do not rely on a plugin for your site...why? plugins are not reliable...

  8. eGantz
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ^ +1

    I've worked with Duplicator for a while and it stopped to work. and I can't find any solution online. weird.


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