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Top 12 Best WordPress Backup Plugins in 2020

Post On 04-11-2019.
Website Design & Development

While you are running a website you tend to use a lot of safety and security applications. Though you can reduce the chances of web attacks by using these preventive measures, still there are chances that can expose you to such unfortunate kinds of stuff. So as they say, prevention is better than cure you always need to make sure that you have alternate options for you so that you do not end up losing all your valuable data completely.


Wordpress backup plugins are such tools that help you to have a back up of all your files and website data on other servers or cloud that can be restored later if required. 


Right now, there are so many backup plugins are available for WordPress websites but here we are going to focus on top 12 of such plugins.


Updraft Plus

Being used by more than 2 million websites, UpdraftPlus is one of the most popular WordPress backup plugins. This back plugin allows you to make a complete backup of your website data on the cloud or even on your computer.


Programmed backups and on-demand backups both are supported by this plugin. Using UpdraftPlus you can easily upload your files on Dropbox, SFTP, Google Drive, FTP, S3, Rackspace and other such cloud services.


Using this plugin you can recover your backups direct from the admin panel of WordPress.


With the paid version of Wordpress and there are attachments that let you clone or migrate your website, replace or search your database, cross-site support and provides you with many other different features.


Xcloner Backup And Restore

XCloner is a complete backup management plugin for WordPress websites. This plugin is a kind of backup and restores component that is designed for MySQL and PHP Development Services



As this plugin uses an open standard such as MySQL and TAR they can easily restore formats that lets you backup your data in different ways that provide better flexibility and lets you have better control of copying code.



BlogVault is one of the most popular WordPress backup plugin that is also a kind of SaaS or Software as a Service solution. As this plugin makes off-site backups, this prevents your server from getting overloaded.


This plugin also lets you restore your website data efficiently. With the help of this plugin, you can save your data on archive for 90 days that helps you to restore your website from any mishap. 

BlogVault comes with an in-built website feature that allows you to have a check on your website regularly. It also enables you to migrate your site to another host.


SnapShot Pro

When you can not avail your back up in the official store, Snapshot Pro by WPMU DEV is really beneficial and among the best in the domain.

This plugin lets you create full-site duplicate copies on both the local servers and clouds. With this, you get to undo a modification without losing any data as a duplicate gets saved instantly on the WPMU DEV hub, which is off-side storage that is based on the cloud.

Though you get only 10GB space for each account now, you can expand your storage via additional cloud storage. You also get to download the duplicates through SFTP or FTP.


Vaultpress (jetpack)

Vaultpress, a plugin founded by the WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg, is among the most popular and favored choices. Though this was initially founded as an independent plugin, now it has been made a part of Jetpack, a product of Automattic. So now, you always need to have an active Jetpack subscription to be able to use VaultPress.

 With this plugin, you can easily set up backups and will be able to recover your site from these backups with only a few clicks. With additional Jetpack packages, you will also be able to avail of safety scans and other important features.

 But the problems are, for each site, you will require to pay separately. And though the higher plans let you save your backups for a longer period, with lower plans, you get to save them only for a month. This obviously adds up on your cost. 



Duplicator is a very popular WordPress plugin that helps you to migrate sites easily. But using this plugin you can make manual backups of your website very easily. Being a free plugin also adds up to the list of benefits you can avail from this plugin. 

If the web host is making regular backups, this plugin can be used to make backups to employ in an organized environment.

But one set back of this plugin is, this plugin does not let you create instant scheduled backups that make it less of an ideal plugin.



BackWPup is a WordPress plugin that provides the users with complete backup for free. This plugin saves all these backups on the clouds such as Rackspace, Amazon S3, Dropbox, on your device FTP and also on your email.

This plugin is very easy to use and allows you to schedule instant backups depending on the frequency of your website updates.

Whereas with the pro version of this plugin you can avail features such as priority support, capacity to save your backups of Google Drive and such other features.


Backup Buddy

With the help of this WordPress plugin, you get to schedule your backups monthly, weekly, and even on a daily basis.

Backup Buddy allows you to save your backups on cloud-based storage such as email, FTP, Dropbox, Rackspace, and Amazon S3. You can save your backups also on Stash that is the cloud service of Backup Buddy.

 As you do not require a subscription to use this plugin, you do not need to pay a monthly fee as well. With this plugin, you can also avail regular updates, 1GB storage to save the backups, and other support forums. 

At the same time, this plugin can be really helpful for, recover, replicate or to migrate your website. 

WP Time Capsule

WP time capsule can be very convenient for the users who desire to have back up only the current data and not the entire website.  

With this plugin, you can easily save your backups on cloud services of your choice such as Dropbox, Amazon S3, Google Drive.

This plugin does not compress and zip the backup files using comparatively lesser server sources.

All you need to do is, register an account on the plugin’s website, download the plugin and link the plugin with the clod app to ensure that you can easily store your backups in your desired location.

 You can also schedule your backups using this plugin.

ManageWP Backup

ManageWp backup is a well-known WordPress plugin which allows their users to maintain several websites from one single dashboard easily. 

This plugin is equipped with individual buttons that are used for toggling settings. This plugin is really very helpful for users who have to handle more than one website.

 This is a free WordPress plugin that can be upgraded with the premium or bundle plans.

WP Database Backup

WP Database Backup is a free WordPress database plugin that lets you make and recover your backups within one single click.

This plugin is equipped with features such as the easy configuration, that provides comprehensive documentation that offers the users an easy walk-through process. It also saves the backups of your database in distant locations, also refines and searches backups from the index and also supports several storage locations.

Cyan Backup

This backup plugin is a little bit underrated when we talk about WordPress backup plugins. With this plugin, you can easily schedule your website backups on a monthly, weekly, daily or even hourly basis that makes it extremely convenient for you.

With this plugin, you also get to choose the data you want to have a backup of and which you don’t.



If you are a WordPress website user or a WordPress business company, this article can help you with the information to have a secure backup of your website. But while choosing to go through all of their features and choose the one that will be more applicable to you. 




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