Creating a website is a fun experience when things are going right. However, the the experience can quickly turn sour if a problem arises with your WordPress website. For example, you may fall victim to a malicious hacker, or succumb to corrupt data when installing a new theme or plugin. Encountering problems with your site can be frustrating, even more so when you have no idea on how to restore it.
In short, backups are the answer. They’re one of the best – and most reliable – defenses against any form of threat towards your site. With a regular backup schedule in place, all you have to do is restore your content and you’re up and running again.
In this article, we’ll first look at why backups are vital, then discuss how to create a backup schedule. We’ll then introduce four plugins to help you carry out regular backups, and touch on how you can use them to backup your site. Let’s get started!