UpdraftPlus simplifies backups and restoration. It is the world’s highest ranking and most popular scheduled backup plugin, with over three million currently-active installs. Backup your files and database backups into the cloud and restore with a single click!
Backup into the cloud directly to Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 (or compatible), UpdraftVault, Rackspace Cloud, FTP, DreamObjects, Openstack Swift, and email. The paid version also allows you to back up to Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2, SFTP, SCP, pCloud and WebDAV.
Don’t risk your backups on anything less
Your WordPress backups are worth all of the investment you’ve made into your website. The day may come when you get hacked, when something goes wrong with an update, your server crashes or your hosting company goes bust – without good backups, you lose everything. Would you entrust all your hard work to a backup plugin with only a few thousand downloads, mixed reviews or no professional support?
Believe us: writing a reliable backup plugin that works consistently across the huge range of WordPress deployments is hard.
UpdraftPlus works. We’ll keep your backups safe.
Why you should backup your website.
WordPress, like any CMS, can be vulnerable to everything from server crashes, hacks, security flaws, bad plugin or theme updates and insecure web hosts. If anything happened to your website, it would cost you dearly in time, money and reputation.
Whilst other security measures are essential, backups are the ultimate insurance: they mean that, if the worst were to happen, your website (plus all related files and databases) would stay safe, and could be restored in no time.
You could of course create your own manual backups- but using a backup plugin is infinitely quicker, simpler and safer. Life’s busy enough! With UpdraftPlus, you can simply “set and forget”, scheduling in automatic backups to save you time, work and hassle.
How UpdraftPlus compares with other backup plugins:
UpdraftPlus is the most highly-rated and popular backup plugin out there – and for good reason. Not only is it comprehensive in terms of its features, but it’s also easy and intuitive to use. And its vast user base means that, it’s been tried and tested in a whole range of different scenarios.
Unlike many other plugins, UpdraftPlus:
- Restores, as well as backing up
- Backs up to more cloud options than any others
- Allows you to set up automatic backup schedules, for the ultimate in convenience
- Is faster, using up fewer server resources
- Has been tested on over 3 million sites
Our website, has a full-page table laying out how our Premium version plugin compares with the competition here
The free version of UpdraftPlus will back up your website perfectly well. However if you need more features and options you can purchase our Premium version. Back up with UpdraftPlus Premium, and you can enjoy:
- Incremental backups
- Easily duplicates or migrates websites (with Migrator)
- Multisite/multi-network compatibility
- Back ups of non WP files and databases to multiple remote destinations
- More storage destinations (e.g. OneDrive, BackBlaze, Azure, SFTP) and multiple destinations
- Database encryption
- Advanced reporting
- Support for WP-CLI
- Free dedicated expert support
Find out more on our comparison page. UpdraftPlus Premium is available for purchase here.
Managing multiple website backups
We’ve also developed a brilliant new plugin that allows you to back up, update and manage all of your websites remotely from one central location. It’s called UpdraftCentral, and it comes in 2 different forms:
- UpdraftCentral (free, self-hosted)
- UpdraftCentral Premium (fully-hosted and “ready-to-go”, cloud version also available)
Instantly create a temporary clone of your site (UpdraftClone)
A temporary clone is an instant copy of a website, which runs on our servers. Rather than needing to test or develop this on your live site, you can instead create a UpdraftClone, which you can simply throw away when you’re done. Learn more about UpdraftClone here.
- Easy: Press the buttons and UpdraftClone does the work.
- Reliable: UpdraftClone runs on capacity from a leading cloud computing provider.
- Secure: We designate one VPS (Virtual Private Server) per clone, shared with nobody.
- Fast: Clones take just the time needed to create a backup and send it.
- Flexible: Test upgrading to a different PHP or WP version if you want.
To create a temporary clone you will need: 1) credit in your account and 2) to connect to your account. You can buy UpdraftClone tokens from our shop, here.
Are you multi-lingual? Can you translate?
Are you able to translate UpdraftPlus into another language? Are you ready to help speakers of your language to back up their website? UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore itself is ready and waiting – the only work needed is the translating. The translation process is easy, and web-based – go here for instructions: https://updraftplus.com/translate/. (Or if you’re an expert WordPress translator already, then just pick out the .pot file from the wp-content/plugins/updraftplus/languages/ directory – if you scan for translatable strings manually, then you need to get these functions: _x(), __(), _e(), _ex(), log_e()).
Many thanks to the existing translators – listed at: https://updraftplus.com/translate/
More premium plugins
If you are in the market for other WordPress premium plugins (especially WooCommerce addons), then try our friends’ shop, here.
For other useful free plugins see our lead developer’s profile, here.
Copyright 2011-23 David Anderson This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
Reliance upon any non-English translation is at your own risk; UpdraftPlus can give no guarantees that translations from the original English are accurate.
We recognise and thank those mentioned at https://updraftplus.com/acknowledgements/ for code and/or libraries used and/or modified under the terms of their open source licences.