WordPress Backup and WordPress Security should be considered the same thing. If your site is hacked, defaced or something happens to the server or the company hosting your site then a backup could be the difference between a little downtime or a big expense in getting your site redesigned from the ground up.
Do a search for WordPress Backups and you will find that there are literally hundreds of plugins and services out there. Your WordPress backup files can be stored locally on the server hosting your site (never a great idea), stored on Amazon S3 or Dropbox, upload via FTP or even attached to an email. We use two methods to backup WordPress sites, R1Soft if we host your site on our servers and iThemes BackupBuddy if we only manage it.
Complete Server Backup with R1
All our servers are backed up using R1 Backup Software. The software provides a complete backup solution, allowing us to recover individual files, databases and even a complete recovery – a bare metal restore.
Every server we manage is backed up at least once every 24 hours and we offer a 30 day retention period as standard and this can be modified depending on your requirements.
Using this type of backup negates the need for a backup plugin, you have access to the backup interface if you want to carry out an additional backup before carrying out work on a site.
Find out more about R1 here.
If we only manage your site we use iThemes Backup Buddy. It does the job fantastically well and comes with a host of features that makes it our go to tool. It offers great flexibility in schedules, backup types but the greatest feature is Live Backups. It also offers some other great features:
- Migrations of sites – either to a new server / host or to a staging area
- Malware scanning as files are backed up to Stash
- Multiple schedules
- Multiple destinations
- One click restores or files or entire sites
How we backup
We use a mixture of iThemes Backup Buddy and R1. If we manage the server then we use R1 to backup the entire server, if we only manage a site on another provide we use iThemes Backup Buddy.
Either way we ensure that your site is backed up at least once every 24 hours.
Could you do this yourself?
Yes as with all the tools we use for our service you can install the plugins, sign up for the services and do it yourself, we have some great blog posts on how to setup and use Backup Buddy to protect your site.
So why use RocketWP? Because it is what we do, it is our business. We are not trying to run a business – WordPress Management including WordPress Backup IS our business. We are not designers, we simply manage your WordPress site letting you manage your business.
Why use RocketWP?
All the plugins and solutions we use are off the shelf products. You can install the plugins we use and sign up for the services we use.
So why use RocketWP? Because it is what we do, it is our business. We are not trying to run a business – WordPress Management IS our business. We are not designers, we are not accountants, not driving instructors or any other type of business. We simply host and manage your WordPress site or website letting you run and manage your business.