Why are WordPress backups important?

Why should you back up WordPress site? Actually it’s not just a simple option, it’s a vital necessity. Here are two main reasons:

  • There could be a software or hardware failure on the machine running your website sometimes, which is out of your control. In this situation, a backup will help you restore it to some known previous state.
  • Similarly, in case that your site gets hacked and you need restoration.

What should be backed up?

A WordPress website consists of files as well as database. According to the official WordPress documentation, files include:

  • WordPress Core Installation
  • WordPress Plugins
  • WordPress Themes
  • Images and Files
  • Javascript scripts, PHP scripts and other code files
  • Additional Files and Static Web Pages
While the database contains your posts and a lot of data generated on your site such as the actual page, post content, etc. Both of these two components have to be backed up so that it’s possible to restore your website in its entirety.

Where can I save backups?

Keeping a regular backup locally on the server can avoid some disasters. But it seems better to have an extra at a remote location. Although more and more online storage services come to the market nowadays, Amazon S3 will be the one recommended here.

What attract S3 users may be:

  • Use standards-based REST and SOAP interfaces designed to work with any Internet-development toolkit.
  • Buckets are the fundamental container in Amazon S3 for data storage. You’re able to upload as many objects as you like. Each object can contain up to 5TB of data.
  • Grant or deny access to others who want to upload/download data. Authentication mechanisms will keep data secure from unauthorized access.

Which app is the best to backup WordPress site to S3?

A good app that realizes WordPress backup to S3 should at least have following features:

  • Across several different hosting providers.
  • Can run schedule tasks even send a notification e-mail.
  • Supports sending backup files by FTP.
The conclusion is that MultCloud fits in with all needs above which has the ability to link all cloud services in one place. It’s a web based app so you don’t have to install other numerous software on different devices. Apart from S3, there have been more than 20 cloud services supported by MultCloud: Dropbox, Evernote, Flickr, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, WebDav, Box, SugarSync, OneDrive, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, Hidrive, BaiDu, MediaFire, ownCloud, Alfresco, ADrive, Hubic, MySQL, MEGA and FTP/SFTP.

How to backup WordPress to S3 using MultCloud

WordPress backup to Amazon S3 can be done just within 3 steps using MultCloud. Above all, create an account or experience without signing up.

Second, add cloud drives. As known, FTP is used to upload/transfer files to the website. Thus, WordPress backup to S3, in other words, means an integration of FTP and Amazon S3. (get your S3 key)

Then, combination is finished! Now you can transfer or sync files by directly dragging target files to S3. Another method is to employ copy options from contextmenu like copy&paste in Windows.

Of course, schedule transmission won’t be missed. Please refer to scheduled FTP trasnfer.

Besides, when you are looking for any document urgently, type the keywords or even the suffix in the search box. MultCloud will search across clouds immediately. As for data safety, MultCloud is based on OAuth -- a standard authorization framework that permits third-party applications to access multiple cloud accounts without username and password required. In addition, website connect as well as data transfer use 256-bit AES encryption for SSL. Meanwhile, your data won’t be cached on its servers.

Multcloud Key Features

  • Cloud Transfer

    Transfer files in cloud drives, FTP and WebDav for easily file management and information delivery.

  • Cloud Sync

    Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Cloud Explorer

    Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.