Best WordPress Backup Plugins (Top Free & Paid Backup Tools)

Looking to backup your WordPress installation? You can do your own online backups using the following backup plugins.

I have put together a list of the best WordPress backup plugins. See also Pickaweb’s WordPress hosting plans.

Backup WordPress

BackupWordPress is a popular tool that is very easy to use.

The main benefits are:

  • Easy to use
  • Could work on shared hosting but we recommend using your own a VPS to avoid memory issues.
  • Set up different backup schedules
  • Email backup files
  • Uses zip and mysqldump for faster backups 
  • Compatible with Linux & Windows hosting
  • Select what files you wish to backup
  • Comes with translation in the following languages: Spanish, German, Chinese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Lithuanian, Italian, Czech, Dutch, and French


This is a popular backup plugin compatible with WordPress

The main advantages are:

  • Backup unlimited WordPress installations
  • Select exactly what you wish to backup
  • Option to backup individual mySQL tables or complete mySQL databases
  • Uses encryption
  • Restore multiple or single files anytime
  • Backups are compressed 
  • Admin area to manage all aspects of your backups
  • Backup your website every hour, day, week, month. You choose.
  • Pay-as-you-go pricing from $0.02 USD per day, with $5 USD free trial!


Migrator is a great backup and migration tool.

See also how Pickaweb can help you with WordPress migrations.

The main benefits are:

  • Easily schedule backups
  • Cloud Storage to Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 and FTP
  • Migrate WordPress in a few clicks
  • Install a multisite subsite as a new standalone website
  • Connects to cPanel 
  • Get email notifications

CYAN Backup

Backup your entire WordPress website and its database into a zip file on a schedule. Remote storage options include FTP, SFTP and FTPS.

Currently, support schedules are hourly, daily, weekly and monthly


The backup plugin BackWPup is a popular backup plugin for WordPress.

The main benefits are:

  • Backup databases
  • WordPress XML Export
  • Optimize Databases
  • Repair Databases
  • Backup Files
  • The format of backups can be zip, tar, tar.gz, tar.bz2 format (needs gz, bz2, ZipArchive)
  • Save backup to a directory
  • Save your backup to your own server by using FTP
  • Save your backups to Dropbox 
  • Save your backups to S3 services 
  • Save your backups to Microsoft Azure
  • Save your backups to SugarSync
  • Get reports via email

WP Database Backup

WP Database Backup plugin allows you to easy create backups and restore. 

The main advantages are:

  • Create Database Backup
  • Save your backups to Dropbox, FTP Email, Google drive etc.
  • Create a database backup in a click.
  • Schedule regular backups
  • Download backup files from WordPress dashboard
  • Restore files quickly
  • Multiple storage destinations
  • Get reports via email


UpdraftPlus simplifies backups and restores.

The main benefits are:

  • Backup your files to Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 (or compatible), Cloud, DreamObjects, FTP, Openstack Swift, Updraft Vault and email.
  • The paid version will also backup to Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2, SFTP, SCP, and WebDAV.

Backup to Dropbox

WordPress Backup to Dropbox is a free plugin that allows you to backup your website to Dropbox easily.

The main advantages are:

  • Compatible with any server that runs WordPress
  • Multi-site compatible


WPBackItUp is a popular backup and restore plugin.

The main advantages are:

  • Backs up every setting, post, comment, revision, plugin, theme, media file and upload with just a single click
  • Creates compressed backups of your entire website

Backup Bank

Backup Bank is a WordPress plugin that will allow you to easily backup and restore your files.

The main advantages are:

  • Save your online backups to the cloud storage (Google Drive, Dropbox and Email)
  • Restore with a single click

I hope you found this list of the best WordPress backup plugins useful. 

Have you used any other plugins before? If so please comment below.


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    I have used UpdraftPlus plugin on my blog. It’s easy to use this plugin and I can do full automatic website backup. Really Awesome plugin for blogger. I have used paid backup too but I think updraftplus great for newbie blogger and advance user.thanks for the other plugin list. good job

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