As I described in my previous post, backing up your WordPress blog at regular interval is very important. I am going to discuss Jetpack WordPress Backup Plugin paid package review in this post, which is a great backup and recovery plugin for WordPress Blog.
Download Backup And Recovery WordPress Guide
You may want to download this Guide first to get complete overview of Backup and Recovery of your WordPress blog.
What I was doing Earlier
I was using Updraftplus free version to take backup of my WordPress blog. It was a manual task and I used to do it manually.
The risk was if I ever forget to manually take backup of my blog, I risk losing all my latest post.
My Hosting company does have the option to take backup of the entire website, but it is not custom build for WordPress.Backup and recovery both are important for your WordPress blog.
Still not convinced you should invest in the paid plugin for your WordPress backup and recovery then let me tell you an interesting event happened with one of my fellow blogger friends recently.
My friend WordPress blog was hacked. Actually, his login and password of hosting account were hacked and they gained access to ftp of his hosting domain.
They deleted all his post and put a message saying he needs to pay a certain amount to get the account back. He was scared, somehow it got his account and login back. Fortunately, he had taken backup of the entire site and hence he was able to restore it.
Imagine if he forgot to take manual backup or have not taken backup at all, he should have lost years of hard work.
What is the Lesson
Never leave a backup of WordPress causally or leave it manual. Please make sure you switch to a paid tool where backup will be taken care by itself.
You also need to make sure backup location is some other place than your hosting provider. It is required in case all data is deleted from your hosting provider.
What is the Solution
I was looking for a cheaper solution for WordPress backup and Recovery. I was already using Jetpack free plugin for stats and spam protection.
I noticed they have a backup and recovery plan with the paid package. I tried it and it worked perfectly for me.
It costs only $3.50 per month and it is the cheapest in the market. You will backup and recovery both available in it. I will explain further how it works.
How It Works
Jetpack plugin is created by Automattic, the same company who actually created WordPress.com and millions of blogs run on it. This makes this plugin trustworthy.
Jetpack has different paid planned as above, starting with free to professional. In the personal edition, which is a paid version; you have the option for backup and recovery of WordPress blog. Other packages like Professional has the better feature like SEO, malware and marketing.
In this post today, I am going to talk about Backup and recovery only. With Jetpack plugin, you need to install vaultpress plugin to get back up and recovery running.
Vaultpress is the component which actually backup your content. It includes media, comment, Themes, Post, pages etc. With Vaultpress, you will be secured against data loss from your hosting provider or any attack on your blog resulting in data loss or accidental damage.
How Vaultpress looks like
My Final Thoughts
Jetpack Vaultpress premium plugin is one of the best ways to take backup of your WordPress blog. It cost only $3.50 per month which makes it best for new and even pro bloggers.
This plugin will start taking backup whenever you make any changes to your blog. The recovery process is also very easy in case of accidental or attack on your blog.
Though we have free tools available in the market to take manual backup. My suggestion to automated the backup process as soon as possible.
Your blog is very important to you and you do not want to lose years of hard work with an attack o an accident. Try Jetpack and I am sure you will love it.
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