First of all, you should be backing up your WordPress database and files regularly. It depends on how often you are updating your site, but you should back up your site at least once a week. You never know when disaster will strike, and you don’t want to rely on your hosting company for backing up your hosting account.
Now that we have established that you need to be backing up your WordPress site, let’s talk about a really cool and easy option for backing it up.
WordPress Backup to Dropbox is a very easy to setup option, which (as the name implies) backs up your site to your Dropbox account.
There are very few settings to configure for this plugin.
- Link you existing Dropbox account
- Choose when you want the backup to occur
- Choose what files you want to ignore during the backups.
Once you link the plugin with Dropbox, you will get a confirmation email, as well as a confirmation on your screen. It’s really as simple as that. You should check back in after your scheduled backups to make sure that it is working properly. There is a Backup Log that will show you all of the details of you latest backup.