Hello everyone and happy Saturday hope everyone had a great week. I have a question that may sound kind of strange so bare with me. Over the past few weeks every now and again the thought has come to me to ask this question on backing up one's website.

I know that Wealthy Affiliate has a great backup tool to protect one's website because about twice I have heard stories of persons talking about having a website with their website service provider and the information just disappeared, meaning their post just gone, now I am always on the internet on different sites learning about other people experience. I just want to know more about this because I once saw a lady on a particular website offering a product that would help as an extra back up measure. What are your thoughts and thanks so much for helping.

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CandP Premium
Hello Norman. We would definitely recommend making an additional backup.
The two most recommended plugins at WA seem to be WP Clone and All in One WP Migration. We ultimately went with WP Migration. It is very easy to use and is regularly updated by the developers. The only issue with it is that when your website gets to a certain size (we believe 150 Megabytes) you have to switch to the paid version. We are not there yet but will most likely pay when the time comes.
WP Clone also seems to be very good but it seems to be updated far less frequently and which was the deciding factor for us. Also, we see that it showing as not having been tested with the current version of WordPress.
Hope this helps.
Colette and Philip
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Nrichards Premium
My friend thanks so much for the insight which I will look into. All the best to you and have a good day.
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CandP Premium
You too.
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Jenny28 Premium
I backup my website using tools, export and only save the last backup on my computer. I also use a plugin called UpdraftPlus it is free and I save it to Dropbox which is also free. It is always better to be safe than sorry. The plugin is automated so you don’t have to do anything, and using export, tools only takes a few seconds.
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Nrichards Premium
Hello, thanks a million and you are so right better to be safe than sorry. Much appericated have a good day.
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Jenny28 Premium
My pleasure, enjoy your weekend.
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Nrichards Premium
You to and thanks again.
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feigner Premium
i would always do a seperate backup - it is your business after all.
i now tend to use wpclone and download the zip file it creates offline.
i have tried allinone wp migration and hit problems with memory but it is another one which is supposed to be good.
i try to do it once a month but set your own time limit - what are you prepared to lose....
if you don't want to download it then there are plenty of cloud storage solutions - but make sure you trust them.
Good luck Norman
phil
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Nrichards Premium
Hello, thanks so much for giving me a better picture of how to go about this. I guess it is better to be safe than sorry. Thanks again and have a great weekend!!
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cbmercado Premium
There are a couple ways to back up your files. One way is to use the Tools menu in the back office of Tools>Export. You can save it to a thumb drive or on your computer. Another way is to use a Backup plugin. Some are free some cost $1-2 mo to use. You will have to add a plugin to your site which WA frowns upon and you have to download a small program to your site to control your backups. If you need to back up I'd recommend the Tools>Export way.
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Nrichards Premium
Hello and thanks so much for the insight, I see that there are many tools out there that offer help in this area. Thanks so much for taking the time to help me and for your recommendations. Have a good day.
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