Backup WordPress To Cloud Files With UpdraftPlus

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Jerry Schwartz | June 5, 2013 9:30 am

This is a guest post written by David Anderson, the main developer of UpdraftPlus[1], a WordPress backup plugin. He lives in the UK and loves Jesus, WordPress, technology, sports, good books and his family.

How much time and effort have you put into your WordPress[2] website? What would it cost you to replace it all from the beginning? How many hackers are knocking on your website’s doors and windows right now to see what gives way?

Setting up a backup solution should be the first thing you do after installing WordPress. As the author of UpdraftPlus – the highest-rated backup plugin the wordpress.org[3], and one of only two automated backup plugins to have scored eight points at rankwp.com[4] – I’m really pleased to see Rackspace Cloud Files[5] as a fully supported cloud backup option.

While developing for Cloud Files, I appreciated its easy-to-use web interface. I had no problems with it “under the hood” either. UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore supports backups into Cloud Files fully:

It also offers all of the standard features you’d look for in a backup plugin, including:

UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore is tried-and-tested; it has an estimated 20,000 active users, according to rankwp.com. And, best of all, it’s free. For more advanced users, a premium version with professional support and more features is also available.

Setup on Cloud Files is very easy, you just need to copy-and-paste the “API key” from your Cloud Files console into the settings, choose the name of a container and you’re done. Press the “test” button, and it’ll confirm that everything is well.

To get started, use the usual WordPress plugin installer from your dashboard; or for a full guide with screenshots, go to http://updraftplus.com/download/[8]. Don’t put it off, because the hackers won’t.

Endnotes:
  1. UpdraftPlus: http://updraftplus.com/
  2. WordPress: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/sites/web-hosting/wordpress/
  3. the highest-rated backup plugin the wordpress.org: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/updraftplus
  4. backup plugins to have scored eight points at rankwp.com: http://www.rankwp.com/category/backup/page1/
  5. Rackspace Cloud Files: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/files/
  6. http://wordpress.org/about/stats/: http://wordpress.org/about/stats/
  7. http://updraftplus.com: http://updraftplus.com/
  8. http://updraftplus.com/download/: http://updraftplus.com/download/

Source URL: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/backup-wordpress-to-cloud-files-with-updraftplus/