How to Install BackupBuddy on your Site

How would you feel if you come to know that your website has been crashed or your blog has been hacked?

Obviously, it would be an upsetting situation for you, since you have probably spent many hours optimizing your blog or website, and put all your efforts in making it more vibrant and successful. And in an instant, it’s all gone!

If your business is solely dependent on your blogging or website, then you have to ensure that this key asset is fully protected. Being a blogger, you are always concerned about the security issues of your blog. However, there are many plug-ins which provide proper backups for your database or website. This article will guide you about backing up your WordPress blog with BackupBuddy.

BackupBuddy

BackupBuddy is a multipurpose plug-in which can be used to backup your database or site, to provide WordPress security, and can migrate your site to a new server or hosting environment in a simple way. With the help of BackupBuddy, you can easily control your own site. It is an amazing WordPress plug-in and is extremely user-friendly and powerful. Follow the given below steps and install BackupBuddy on your site in a few minutes.

Instructions

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    Installing BackupBuddy

    BackupBuddy allows you to manage your whole website according to your requirement. It can be easily uploaded, activated and works exactly like other plug-ins. It also includes support for both single and multisites of WordPress.

    Uploading BackupBuddy on Your Self-Hosted WordPress Site

    - BackupBuddy can be easily uploaded on any kind of self-hosted WordPress site.
    - cPanel can be used to upload the plug-in to wp-content/plug-ins directory and then you can extract  it.
    - Extract the BackupBuddy zip file on your system. After that upload the BackupBuddy folder through  FTP to your wp-content/plug-ins directory.
    - Go to the WordPress > Plug-ins > Add News > Upload feature to upload the zip file.

    Activating BackupBuddy on Your Self-Hosted WordPress Site

    BackupBuddy can be easily activated just like any other plug-in.

    - Go to your WordPress -> Plug-ins area
    - Activate BackupBuddy

    You have installed BackupBuddy, and you can use it now for your self-hosted site.

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    Installing BackupBuddy on a Multisite

    It requires a different procedure to install WordPress multisite than to install the plug-in on an individual self-hosted site. In order to use BackupBuddy on a multisite installation, follow the given below steps;

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    Uploading BackupBuddy on a Multisite Installation

    - Use cPanel to upload the plug-in to wp-content/plug-ins directory and then extract it.
    - Extract the BackupBuddy zip file on your system. After that upload the BackupBuddy folder through  FTP to your wp-content/plug-ins directory.
    - Go to the WordPress > Plug-ins > Add News > Upload feature to upload the zip file. This step will only  work if you are signed in as the Network Administrator on the top Network Site.

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    Activating BackupBuddy on Multisite

    It is highly recommended to install BackupBuddy on a multisite, which is an appropriate NETWORK ACTIVATE method.

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    The NETWORK ACTIVATE Method:

    - Log in to the top Network site’s WP Admin login area as a Network Administrator.
    - Go to WordPress –> Plugins area
    - On the plug-ins page, click the “Network Activate” link which is located under BackupBuddy.
    - BackupBuddy is now enabled on all sites in the Network.
    - Only the Top Network Admin is allowed to backup all sites in the Network.
    - Each site admin is still allowed to export and backup its own single site.
    - Anyone who has admin rights, can now backup the whole multisite by using their non-Multisite login in the Multisite where BackupBuddy was activated.

    In order to configure BackupBuddy settings, click here.

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