Monday, May 14, 2018

Looking into Wordpress backup products



Recently I have learned that the “free” Site Backup Pro from my Bluehost Wordpress sites is gradually being deprecated (I found out after I noticed the April monthly did not run); support suggests CodeGuard, which would provide a “time machine” backup for each website blog.
  

WPBeginner has some instructions here

Codeguard's directions for BH (India) appear to be here.  Here's a more detailed video. 
  
It appears that there is a choice between using the Plugin and using an FTP mechanism (presuming you have a paid hosting service).
  
Here’s another link, on the seven best WP backup products, of varying prices (from free to moderate, although most charge a price for each blog).  Of these, the most promising looks like Vault, which is associated with Jetpack.

I believe I tried to sign up for it in November 2016 and it never implemented, and in fact one time I got an internal server error.  I’ll grant that maybe I did something wrong.  When I did get the error, I had to use the daily Site Backup Pro (fortunately it was up to date for that day) to get the blog back up (BH support had to do this). 
  
I’ll look at both of these carefully and pick one pretty soon.

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