Day 21: Techniques to Backup WordPress to Protect from Data Loss

Techniques to Backup WordPress to Protect from Data Loss

Data loss is a very problematic and expensive problem. It is estimated that each year $18.2 billion worth of data is lost each year with the cost of each data loss episode to be nearly $4,000 (source). If your business relies on your website then the cost of data loss could easily be even greater than that. That is why we must take precautions to ensure that hard drive failure, theft, or other unforeseen events doesn’t set us back.

Learn how to manually backup your WordPress website to prevent data loss in the event of data corruption.

Backup to DropBox Automatically for Free

WordPress Backup to Dropbox is a fantastic plugin that backs up your entire WordPress install to Dropbox ensuring you don’t have to ever worry about data loss again. WordPress Backup to Dropbox is a simple plug and play WordPress plugin. Install the plugin, grant dropbox access, and let it keep your data safe from data loss.

Take WordPress Backup to the Next Level

BackupBuddy is the most comprehensive way to backup your WordPress website, quickly and easily restore your WordPress website, as well as migrate to another WordPress install.

Key Features

  • Backup to Rackspace Cloud Storage, Dropbox and more
  • Backup what’s on Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud, and more
  • Manual and automatic backups
  • Status feedback
  • Server information tools
  • Malware scanner to increase WordPress security
  • Directory exclusion
  • Email notifications
  • Many other features

However, to get access to these fantastic features, there’s a fairly reasonable yearly fee.

Don’t know how to install WordPress plugins? Check out our video tutorial showing how to use WordPress plugins.


Due to the costs of data loss, backing up your WordPress website is an absolute must. With potential solutions for the do it yourself, the don’t worry about it again type, or those who are willing to pay a few extra bucks for top notch service, there’s a solution for everyone.

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