WordPress website security starts with the first mode of backup. You might be well-known with the backup format but the big advantage is backup restoration. Using UpdraftPlus, it is easy to take backup and restoration. This plugin will give a perfect measure to scale the website maintenance and restoration too.

Let us see how UpdraftPlus acts in website maintenance:

UpdraftPlus plugin backup installation:


Before starting the process, search for the UpdraftPlus plugin to download and install it. The next step will be activation so, no judge point here. As usual like other software and plugins.

Step 1: Go to the dashboard of WordPress and then select plugin. You need to add new plugin right so, tap on the option “add new”.

Step 2: In the search field, enter the plugin name “UpdraftPlus”. It will be displayed in the searching field with the button option “Install now”. Click on activate too!

Step 3: By now, you have completed the installation process of the UpdraftPlus plugin.

Updraft plugin WordPress backup:

You have done the installation so; the next process will be creating WordPress backup. Some would say, taking a backup is very risky so, better coarse up the experienced persons. We don’t have the same wordings to mould you. You are free to take backups even if you don’t have enough experience. In case, if you have any other problem technically it might experience in risk but it doesn’t come in a way to blame you. There are some more situations where malware plays a role on the website. Yes! Your website will be under the control of malware so, it's tough to take backups.

Step 1: Tap on the option “settings” and then go to the navigation of the left. Choose “UpdraftPlus backup” menu present at the left side.

Step 2: You can see more tabs there but choose the one “settings”. Go through the setting option and choose the one which is more convenient for you.

Step 3: The settings of backup are customized one so, it will be easy for changes. Finally, tap on the button “save changes”.

Step 4: A simple message is the confirmation of backup such as “Your settings have been saved”. The backup will be started as per the schedule decided by you.

Let us see the types of schedule in detail:

Schedule of database backup:
The database backup count is your choice. Choose the scheduled time and count based on your requirement.

Schedule of file backup: Again, file backup count is your choice! Choose the schedule way and start the process.

Remote storage method: There is more number of remote storage method namely Dropbox, Amazon S3, Google Drive and FTP.

File backup includes: If you want to add up any files or folders in file backup choose this option.

Phrase of database encryption: Highly secularized process! Yes, this is entirely a premium feature to encrypt the information.

Email: There is an option to get back up using email. This is a trending backup technology used in all way of the internet.

Expert settings: For viewing additional options, tap on the link “expert settings”. You can do some other works like local backup deletion; debug mode enablement, SSL verification disablement and directory backup changes.

How to do manual backup for UpdraftPlus?

Step 1:
Check on the current status to click the option “backup now”. Here, you can add or delete the files if you feel unnecessary to take up the backup.

Step 2: After choosing the backup files, tap on the option “backup now”. By now, the backup process will be started and remember one thing the extension of backup time is fully based on the size of the files.

Step 3: Confirm the UpdraftPlus backup by cross-checking the message from the last log message.

How to download the UpdraftPlus WordPress backup?

For security purpose, the website backup can be downloaded in your local storage or some other functionality. Follow the below-mentioned steps to make it easier:

Step 1: Go to WordPress dashboard, choose settings and then tap on UpdraftPlus backup. Here is the choice to view the previous existing backups by clicking on the option “existing backups”.

Step 2: The backup list will be under process now. Choose the backup for which you download immediately such as uploads, themes, plugins and database.

Step 3: Tap on the option “Download to your computer”. Check the local storage for download backup confirmation. It will be stored as a compressed file.

How to check the WordPress website size using the UpdraftPlus plugin?

This UpdraftPlus plugin is not only for backup and restoration. You have a privilege to view the WordPress website size to know more information on usage like upload, themes, and plugin etc. It helps in managing the disk space so, no need for cPanel login to do these all in progress.

Step 1: Go to settings option and then click on “UpdraftPlus backups”. Check where the advanced tool option exists.

Step 2: To view the size of the website just click on the option “Site size”.

Step 3: Site size information’s will be displayed for features like uploads, themes and plugins. There is an option called “count” tap on that to check how many disk space is used. It takes the count in detail and so, the file size is monitored.

How to take UpdraftPlus restoration in WordPress?

This is not a big deal to restore the backup of WordPress. Here is the method to take backup restoration:

Step 1: In the dashboard, go to settings and then choose UpdraftPlus backup. Tap the option “restore”.

Step 2: The backup will be listed in front of you. It is your choice to store the backup file in recommended path /wp-content/updraft folder or by uploading it in a single click at Upload backup files. Select the backup file.

Step 3: After selecting the file, click on the option “restore”. By now, a confirmation or warning message is featured in front of you like “Restoring will replace this site’s themes, plugins, uploads, database and/or other content directories (according to what is contained in the backup set, and your selection)”.

Step 4: Choose the file for restoration and then click restore. Again, the hidden process gets started; your responsibility is to click restore.

Step 5: Your process gets completed after getting a successful message.

How to delete the settings of UpdraftPlus?

The backup settings should be monitored regularly because, whenever the website size grows it may affect the performance level. So, better go for reestablishing or deleting the settings of backup.

Step 1: From the dashboard, go to settings and then click UpdraftPlus backup. Choose the option “advanced tools” and then select “Wipe settings”.

Step 2: It will be displayed again, tap on the option “Wipe settings”. This ends up by getting the warning message such as This will delete all your UpdraftPlus settings – are you sure you want to do this?. Tap Ok for continuing the process. Confirm the status by getting the successful message “Your settings have been wiped.”

How to use UpdraftPlus for deleting the WordPress backup?

A website backup gets completed only if you monitoring the WordPress backup. Server space plays the main role in occupying space. To decrease the server space amount, simply delete the WordPress backup if unnecessarily found. It will give more space for the server.

Step 1: Go to settings and then UpdraftPlus backup. Choose the existing backup so, that the list of backup will be displayed.

Step 2: Check if unnecessary files found for backup deletion. Then, click on the option “delete”.

Step 3: It gives the confirmation message such as “Are you sure that you wish to remove this backup set from UpdraftPlus?”. Tap on the button deletes again by confirming the backup deletion.

Step 4: It shows the summary in short for you. Tap Ok to get directed to a page of UpdraftPlus settings. If you want to delete files like uploads, themes, plugins and database.

Step 5: You want to remove unnecessary files right! So, tap on the button “Delete from your web server”. I have chosen to delete upload so, click the option delete at upload.

It states the successful message as “The file has been deleted.”

It goes long right! We have given you more information about the UpdraftPlus plugin in one article. Hope, this will help you in future and present.
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