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5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Plugin for WordPress Backups

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Posted 2nd July 2013 at 02:59 PM by Robert Plank

Taking proactive steps to ensure your WordPress security isn't always something that leaps to the front of your mind, but one easy way to help with this is the use of a plugin for your WordPress backups.

Hadn't thought of that, you say? Depending on your web host to handle "all that stuff"? Here are five great reasons why you should consider using a plugin to keep your site intact.

Reason #1: Protect Your Virtual Property – Your site may be a vital part of your business. Having your files backed up in the event of a problem is a necessary insurance policy to have. Don't depend on your web host for this either! Their servers bite the dust more than they like to admit!

Reason #2: Ease of Use and Functionality – A plugin is very easy to set up and use. You can schedule regular WordPress backups that are automatically emailed to you or delivered to the location of your choosing, such as Amazon S3. You should schedule monthly backups to be most safe.

Reason #3: Control Over Your Files – When you have control of your site's files, instead of leaving this in the hands of others not in your business, you control your destiny. This will allow you to easily move the site to another web host, change to another domain, or do some WordPress cloning and perform a complete site redesign easily without disrupting your business.

Reason #4: Easy Restoration and Portability – If, God forbid, your site's server were to crash, and your files were lost—never fear!—because you have a complete backup, even if your host doesn't! You can have your site back up by uploading your files in minutes, as soon as you are confident of the security of the platform.

Reason #5: Save Time and Money! – One of the most appealing factors for me in using plugins for my WordPress backups is that it saves me gobs of time, worry and perhaps money should an event occur where I would have to hire a developer to restore what would have been so easy to save with a backup plugin.

WordPress security is comprised of several elements; among them are making sure your WordPress install is current, your anti-malware software if working, and that you are backing up your site.

Go to to back up, clone, and secure your WordPress site right now before anything happens to it.
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