Nowadays Cloud storage Trend Increase Day by Day. There Are lots of Online Cloud Storage Service Provider to store your backup online. But Dropbox is one of the best cloud storage service provider which provide file hosting sharing, cloud storage, file synchronization and client software. i personally use dropbox to store my websites data and files backup. So, here i would like to share how to backup your whole wordpress website files and database to dropbox.
Now, you think why Dropbox for Website backup there is many other companies provide same service, So your Answer is here..
Why Dropbox Cloud Storage?
Here, listed the features of dropbox.
- Allow To store upto 2GB for free and up to 18 GB with referrals.
- Dropbox works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
- Provide free desktop application which allow to upload any file just one-click.
- Allow to synchronize your mail accounts like gmail and yahoo.
- Allow to share files all major social networking files.
- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and AES-256 bit encryption.
- Very reasonable price for pro account.
- Can Manually set bandwidth limits.
- Create photo galleries view able by anyone you choose
- Send a link to any file or folder in your Dropbox.
And Many more features and add-on’s are available for Dropbox.
How To integrate WordPress to Dropbox for Backup?
Integration your WordPress Website to Dropbox for backup is very simple and easy just follow below four steps.
Step 1 : Go Sign up Dropbox.com.
Step 2 : After Successful signup at Dropbox Download and Install wordpress backup to dropbox plugin : Download.
- you can also refer to Install plugin : How to install plugin
Step 3 : Set up wordpress backup to dropbox plugin.
After install plugin select WPB2D Plugin on your admin dashboard
Go –> WPB2D Select —> Backup setting
Now, into Backup setting screen first you have to Click on authorize to allow application store backup to dropbox.
with the click of Authorize it opens new tab with dropbox login screen you have to login dropbox to authorize application, you will see below screen after login you have to click Allow. your plugin automatic integrate with dropbox.
WordPress backup to dropbox plugin will automatically create backup folder to store all backup files. All files are store int dropbox —> App —> wpb2d folder as first point described in above picture. [you can create different folder to store backup in different folder but by default is good]
Now you have to come back WPB2D plugin –> backup settings to set schedule backup.
In the setting screen set the schedule as you want. i set Monday at first day of week and at night.
you can set automatic frequent databackup time like weekly, 4weeks,daily as you want i choose fortnightly beacause at night site traffic is very less so, if site goes down during backup so it never effect Site performance and crawl error.
After Set Schedule backup below option is choose folder which you want to backup..If you are using free storage space so you have choose wp-content, wp-admin 404 error and .htaccess file. and if you are using pro pack so you can select all file to upload.
Now your website is ready to backup
Step 4 : Start Back up your website data to Dropbox.
For start your first backup data you have to select WPB2D –> Backup log option.
And click on start Backup button to backup website.
if you set schedule setting for backup so don’t worry this plugin will Automatic backup your website files and folder.
There are many free plugins are available in WordPress Plugin repository, i choose Some Best plugin which help you more :