UpdraftPlus review

Smart people believe in being prepared for mishaps. When it comes to valuable data, this means using a robust backup service to prevent data loss caused by hacking, server crashes, faulty updates, or human error. UpdraftPlus is a WordPress backup, restore and clone plugin that takes care of all your backup needs and more in an easy-to-use manner.

This is a complete general-purpose backup and restore plugin that is rich with features and has been tested in a range of scenarios to ensure full reliability. While its interface is easy to understand and lets you backup and restore with a single click, do not mistake its simplicity with a lack of power under the hood. It can perform manual or scheduled backups of all your WordPress files, databases, plugins, and themes; set schedules from four-hour-periods to monthly intervals; and restore backups directly from the WordPress control panel.

To save time, you can choose incremental backups for only the changes made since the previous backup. The backup function also covers non-WordPress files and databases, as well as WordPress multisite. You can even use the plugin to restore backups made by other plugins if you are facing any issues restoring them directly. For sensitive data, there’s the option to encrypt databases or restrict access using a password. All backup operations are logged properly, and the status displayed in the WordPress admin panel.

Another important feature of UpdraftPlus is that it gives you a wide choice of backup storage options. You can opt for the plugin’s own UpdraftVault Storage, which is flexible, secure, and fast, or go for one of the more well-known cloud storage solutions like Amazon Web Services, Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, and so on. The availability of such a wide range of remote cloud storage options ensures that you can always avoid server-wide risks and be worry-free about your data.


backup features
  • access to logs
  • database search/replace
  • email notification
  • make automatic backups
  • make manual backups
  • multiple backup destinations
  • store backups as ZIP files
backup method
  • database-only backup
  • differential backup
  • exclude files / directories
  • files-only backup
  • full backup
  • realtime automatic backups
restore method
  • auto restore
  • one-click restore
  • single file restore
external backup destinations
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • email
  • external storage included
  • FTP
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
cloning & migration
  • clone single website
  • migrate website to a new host
security features
  • database encryption
other external integrations
  • Google Analytics
misc. features
  • import/export
  • multisite support
  • WP-CLI support

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