- Ease of setup - 9/109/10
- Ease of use - 8.5/108.5/10
- Support - 8.5/108.5/10
- Pricing - 8/108/10
BackupBuddy is the best available backup and restore solution for WordPress sites. It is incredibly easy to use and iThemes provides great support.
If you run a website, setting up reliable backups is one of the most important things you can do. We never recommend relying on your host to keep backups for you, as it has been our experience that many hosts fail to provide regular, restorable backups that you can depend on if something goes wrong with your site.
Our choice for site backups is BackupBuddy, the most robust solution for full backups for WordPress. While many backup plugins may only back up your site’s database, BackupBuddy allows you to back up every single file associated with your site, with an easy restore feature that can be completed in minutes. BackupBuddy is also a great solution for migrating sites from one host to another, or from a test site to a live domain.
BackupBuddy allows you to send backups to offsite locations such as Dropbox or Amazon S3, as well as providing users with an iThemes Stash storage account. This allows you to keep backups separate from your hosting, which provides easy access if your server goes down, as well as preventing your account from bloating with tons of backups.
We use BackupBuddy to provide peace of mind for over 40 websites, both our own and those belonging to our maintenance clients, as well as using it to deploy development sites. BackupBuddy is fast, easy, and well-supported by iThemes should we run into difficulty with a particular server setup or restoration. With a lifetime Gold license now available, BackupBuddy provides great value and should be at the top of your list of must-have WordPress plugins.