Aside from the automatic backups generated on your WordPress hosting and on JetBackup in cPanel, you can also schedule your backups in WordPress dashboard via the UpdraftPlus plugin. It is recommended that the backups be stored in a remote storage so that the website is still retrievable even if you lose your WordPress website. Below is a list of remote storages where you can store the backups generated by UpdraftPlus:
- UpdraftPlus Vault – is a paid remote storage solely created for UpdraftPlus plugin. Prices depend on the amount of storage you want to avail.
- DropBox – simply connect your DropBox account (email address and password) and automatically, the system creates an UpdraftPlus folder inside the Apps folder where the backup files will be stored.
- Amazon S3 – connect your Amazon account by entering your S3 access key, S3 secret key, and S3 location.
- Rackspace Cloud – a managed cloud storage that has various storage platforms to choose from. Enter your Rackspace account credentials such as Cloud Files API key and Cloud Files Container.
- Google Drive – connect your Google account and use the 15GB storage for free. In case you need more storage, you may upgrade to their paid service.
- Microsoft OneDrive – Storing your backups to your Microsoft Outlook/Hotmail account is a paid service with UpdraftPlus. Choosing this option gives you a link to select the plan or bundle.
- FTP – connect with your web hosting FTP credentials (FTP server/hostname, FTP login/username, and FTP password) and make sure that a folder of the remote path is already created. Files will be stored to the server/hostname you provided.
- Microsoft Azure – store your files in a virtual machine via Microsoft Azure. This is a paid service of UpdraftPlus.
- SFTP/SCP – an addon that you can connect to your SSH File Transfer Protocol, FTPS and SCP which will activate UpdraftPlus’ FTP engine which is encrypted with a secure connection while files are being transferred.
- Google Cloud – Google account users would be able to have credits for free upon signing up which can be used for all Google Cloud products for 60 days. Once the free trial is over, you may continue using the service and pay for the estimated usage.
- Backblaze – a cloud storage and data backup platform. Storing your backups to Backblaze is a paid service with UpdraftPlus. Choosing this option gives you a link to select the plan or bundle.
- WebDAV – remotely store your files to any WebDAV supported sites with an add-on price.
- S3 compatible – Examples of S3-compatible storage providers are DigitalOcean Spaces, Linode Object Storage, Cloudian, Connectria, Constant, among others. Connect your storage by entering its S3 access key, S3 secret key, S3 location, and S3 end-point.
- Openstack swift – save your files in your Openstack account by entering your Openstack credentials – authentication URI (Keystone), username, password, and container.
- DreamObjects – is a secure cloud storage hosting which is has a 30-day free trial. (Visit their site for the actual price.) If you already have an account, enter your DreamObjects access key, DreamObjects secret key, DreamObjects location, and DreamObjects end-point.
- Email – files you wanted to back up will be sent to the WordPress admin email address of your website. However, email account has a very limited file size attachment. Make sure that the file/s you are about to back up will not exceed the maximum file size attachment limit of the email chosen.
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our support team.