UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration for WordPress


Imagine you feel there is something missing on your website but you cannot exactly say what it is or by mistake you have removed the important post or page. Imagine while installing or updating website accidently you click on something that cannot be reverted even you do have backup to reset. You can imagine that how painful it is to lose precious data. UpdraftPlus is the answer for your piece of mind. It is the highest-ranking backup plugin for WordPress for automatically backup and quick restore (both file and database backups).

How to Install

  1. Start by going to WP-admin -> Plugins -> Add New. Search for: UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration. Click the install button


  2. UpdraftPlus creats backup in the cloud and the data can be easily accessed again with a simple click. Backup into the cloud (Amazon S3 (or compatible), Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace Cloud, DreamObjects, FTP, SFTP, SCP, WebDAV, OpenStack Swift.

  3. UpdraftPlus is the highest-ranking backup plugin on rankwp.com

  4. Supports WordPress backups to Amazon S3 (or compatible), Dropbox, Rackspace Cloud Files, Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, DreamHost DreamObjects, FTP, OpenStack (Swift) and email. Also (via an add-on) Copy.Com, FTP over SSL, SFTP, SCP, and WebDAV (and compatible services, e.g. Yandex, Cubby). (Note: Microsoft forbid OneDrive/SkyDrive to be used by backup software). Some examples of S3-compatible providers: Cloudian, Connectria, Constant, Eucalyptus, Nifty, Nimbula, Cloudn.


  1. Quick restore (both file and database backups)

  2. Backup automatically on a repeating schedule

  3. Site duplicator/migrator: can copy sites, and (with add-on) move them to new locations

  4. Restores and migrates backup sets from other backup plugins (Premium) (currently supported: BackWPUp, BackupWordPress, Simple Backup, WordPress Backup To Dropbox)


  5. Main dashboard – all screenshots are from UpdraftPlus Premium, so may shown some features that are not shown in the free version.

  6. Files and database backups can have separate schedules.

  7. Failed uploads are automatically resumed/retried.


  8. Large sites can be split into multiple archives

  9. Select which files to backup (plugins, themes, content, other)

  10. Select which components of a backup to restore

  11. Download backup archives direct from your WordPress dashboard

  12. Database backups can be encrypted for security (Premium)

  13. Debug mode that gives full logging of the backup


  14. Internationalised (translations very welcome – see below)

  15. Premium version and support available – http://updraftplus.com

  16. Tested and supported on all current PHP versions (5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5)


UpdraftPlus Add-ons and Premium

  1. It is a fully functional feature and it enables some great features that can be accesses from the website updraftsplus.com.

Professional / Enterprise support agreements available

  1. Professional WordPress developers write UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore.

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