Amazon S3 is one of the best places to store your files on without having to go broke. It is the perfect choice for disaster recovery. Those of you who have worked so hard to build a respectable WordPress website want to make sure you back everything up just in case. Making backups of your databases and files one by one can be quite inconvenient. Automating the process can save you time and help you focus on more important aspects of your business. That’s what BackWPup offers. It is a powerful plugin that lets you store your files in the cloud.
BackWPup lets you automate tasks that are very important to your blog but can take quite a lot of time to do one by one. Using this plugin, you can export your WordPress files, back them up, optimize your databases, and keep an eye on them. This plugin gives you the chance to define which day of the week or month you want your backup to happen. If you are creating backups for multiple sites, you can change the file prefix to set your copies apart.
BackWPup for WordPress is compatible with Microsoft Azure, Rackspace Cloud, and Dropbox. FTP and E-mail backups are supported too. This plugin not only allows you to create backups for your WordPress databases, it can also save your files to the cloud as well. You can pick and choose which files you want to save.
Every blogger who is serious about this business needs to think about disaster recovery. A disaster such as the one that happened in Japan can kill your business if you are not prepared for it. By using S3, you can keep yourself protected at all times without spending hours and days backing things up.