How to Backup Your WordPress Website on AWS

In case you’re looking to backup your WordPress website, but don’t have the time or want to learn how to do it yourself, there are many companies that offer this service. However, not all of them are created equal, so it’s important to do some research before committing to anything.

In this blog post, we will discuss how to back up your WordPress website on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We will cover the basics such as which tool to use and how much data to expect, as well as some advanced techniques such as incremental backups and replication.

Which Tool Should You Use To Back Up Your WordPress Website On AWS?

There are many excellent tools available to backup your WordPress website on AWS. This is in part due to the fact that WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in existence, and has existed for many years. It’s also largely due to the fact that AWS offers a number of different tools that you can use to back up your site.

Taking this into consideration, let’s discuss the various tools that you can use to backup your WordPress website on AWS. Within each tool, you will have the ability to adjust a variety of settings, which will determine how your data is backed up and stored on the AWS servers.

1. Aws Backup

Aws Backup is one of the more popular tools available to WordPress users who are looking for a simple yet effective way to backup their website data. It was originally developed by Amazon as a way to backup their own WordPress sites, and has since been adopted by many different web hosts as a way to provide their customers with a simple and convenient service.

The great thing about this tool is that it’s available via the AWS marketplace, which makes it a fairly easy and accessible option for almost any WordPress user. You will simply need to spin up a new AWS account if you don’t already have one, and purchase the Aws Backup plan from Amazon. This will give you 1 gigabyte of storage space for backups, and you will be charged $1 per day for storage space (not counting the data you actually store).

You can access your backups via the AWS console or the AWS app, which both offer an easy to use interface that makes it simple to retrieve your data if needed. One thing to keep in mind is that some web hosts will not allow you to access the data in your backups via the AWS app. However, this should not be an issue because you can always access your AWS console from anywhere with an internet connection.

2. Cloudflare Backup

Cloudflare is another one of the more popular SaaS (Software as a Service) providers, offering a number of different plans and pricing structures to suit different users’ needs. One of their more popular and trusted services is their free Cloudflare Backup plan, which provides users with up to 15 megabytes of storage space for backups. This plan is a great choice for those looking for a free solution and don’t want to overpay for additional storage.

The great thing about this plan is that it only provides users with storage space for backups, not live sites. This means that if you are using it to back up your live site, you will need to upload your site to the Cloudflare Storage, and then schedule regular backups via their web interface or the console.

If you are looking for a one-stop-shop for all of your SaaS needs, Cloudflare is a great option. Not only do they provide a free solution for the basics, but they also offer a premium plan for those looking for more storage space and advanced features.

3. Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is a fully-managed, object-based storage solution built for the web. It was originally designed for storing large amounts of data, such as media files and documents, allowing users to access and store their data via the AWS console or SDK (software development kit).

This is a great option for those looking to back up their WordPress data, as it provides them with a fully-managed and scalable storage solution, storing any and all of their data, including backups, in a highly secure manner. You will want to purchase this plan if you are looking for a reliable and affordable option, as Amazon charges you per gigabyte per month (plus taxes). You will not need to purchase additional storage space if you are following the right procedures. You can learn more about Amazon S3 here.

4. Backups For WordPress

If you are looking for a completely free option to backup your WordPress data, you can’t go wrong with Backups For WordPress. For some reason, the folks at WP Backups like to refer to themselves as the Airbnb of backups, which is quite the unique marketing strategy.

This is a tool that you can setup to automatically back up your WordPress sites and databases in the event of any major crashes or failures. It was built with security in mind, using the best available encryption techniques, ensuring that even the most determined hackers will have a very hard time breaking into your data. You can learn more about this tool here.

Backup To S3, Then To Glacier

If none of the above seem like a good fit, you can always fall back on your old fashioned, reliable method of saving your data: back it up to S3, then to glacier. This is probably the most common and straightforward way to backup your WordPress data, and it works like a charm. You can read more about it in our guide on how to backup your WordPress website.

Depending on your needs, you can choose from a variety of different service providers, all with their perks and quirks. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what features and pricing scheme is right for your needs.