Bad Things happen to everyone, but are you prepared to recover when your WordPress website gets compromised in scenario’s like your website data gets wiped by some hacker or gets corrupted after installing a malicious WordPress plugin or some other worse case scenario.If you are not prepared then it’s not going to be an easy job for you in restoring your WordPress website to normal & it may cost you good number of sleepless nights.
The solution is to Backup your WordPress regularly & store it in a secure place.
There are lot of plugins which can help you automating the process of talking backup of your WordPress database,Themes,Plugins & other configuration files etc.Here in this Tutorial I will walk you through the steps on “How to Backup your WordPress Site to Dropbox“.
Reasons to Backup WordPress Blog to DropBox :
- Dropbox offers you 2GB of space for free.
- Your can Donwload your files any time from the secure Dropbox website.
- Dropbox works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
- Dropbox won’t hog your Website speed, you can Manually set bandwidth limits.
- You can share the fInvite friends, family or teammates to a folder. It’ll be as if you saved the folder to their computers.
- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and AES-256 bit encryption.
- Dropbox keeps a one-month history of your work.
- Any changes can be undone, and files can be undeleted.
How to Backup WordPress Site to DropBox :
Here is the step-by-step guide that helps to backup your WordPress blog to DropBox. Brief list of things you have to do before working with “WordPress Backup to Dropbox” Plugin.
- Create a DropBox Account.
- Go to your WordPress admin.
- Go to the plugins section.
- Click add new plugin.
- Search for ‘Backup to Dropbox’.
Once Installed & activated you will see WPB2D tab listed under your WordPress Admin Dashboard. Click Backup settings.
First thing you need to do for using WordPress Backup to Dropbox plugin is to authorize it with your Dropbox account.
Now you will be redirected to DropBox website & it will ask for your Login credentials if you havent logged into DropBox before.Enter your credentials & login.
Click Allow & then after you get a new page showing the status.
Now click continue & you will now get into a page where you can schedule the Backup at a particular time & also you have the option to select the list of files you want to backup.
From the above screen you can select the folder you want to store your files on DropBox,Select the day & time at which you want the Backup to start,Set the frequency of the Backup Process & you will also be able to select the list of files & Folders from the Box Below.
By default WordPress Backup to Dropbox takes dump of your MySQL database.NO NEED TO SELECT IT.
The main thing you should consider before scheduling the time of your Backup is traffic to your website.Make sure you schedule it in a time where you observe the traffic to your website would be low as this plugin may use Good amount of Hosting resources if it needs to Backup large database.
Once you have configured everything just check your DropBox account to make sure the Plugin is talking the Backup successfully or not.
Readers are you talking backup of your WordPress website regularly! If not please do it Right Now before some thing goes wrong.
You can contact me using the comment form below if you need any assistance in configuring the Plugin.