5 reasons why Duplicator Pro is THE best WordPress backup solution in 2024

When it comes to keeping your WordPress-based website online, an effective backup solution is paramount but with so many of them available, which one do you go for?

We’ve tried tons of different ones over the years… WPvivid, UpdraftPlus, Jetpack VaultPress, BlogVault, and the list continues. We even tried the default backup solution in cPanel, but there’s one that stands head and shoulders above the rest: Duplicator Pro.

It does pretty much everything you could ever want. It can back up your WordPress website, you can use it to migrate your website from one server to another, it has a built-in scheduler, disaster recovery and much more.

Why has it earned its reputation as the ultimate backup solution for WordPress websites? Let’s find out…

Unparallelled Reliability

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The website states that Duplicator Pro is “The Best WordPress Backup and Migration Plugin” and they’re not wrong. We install it on every site we design and find it the most reliable option.

It takes care of everything, files, databases, plugins, themes and settings and it’s securely archived and ready to deploy in the face of unexpected emergencies such as server crashes or malware attacks.

Effortless Backup and Migration

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Its user-friendly interface makes backing up and migrating your website a breeze. With just a few clicks you can create a complete snapshot of your website to use as a backup or for migrating to a new server or domain.

You get two files in the snapshot, an installer script and the actual backup file. Just upload both files to the new location and run the script. The user-friendly installer will guide you through the process and once finished it will go through the database and make sure all the URLs are pointing in the right place.

One thing we do recommend doing is to create a local backup and use this as a “Disaster Recovery Point”. Duplicator Pro will give you a secure URL which you can return to at any time and restore your website back to that point in time. It’s so simple to use.

Advanced Features for Ultimate Flexibility

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It’s not just great for backups, it’s packed with other advanced features such as cloud storage options like Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, OneDrive and many more. You can schedule backups to be saved locally or to your cloud storage and you can exclude specific files or directories. Its incremental backup feature ensures efficient use of server resources by only backing up changes since the last snapshot. The installer script can even be branded which is incredibly handy if you run a web design agency.

Superior Customer Support

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Prompt support can really make a difference, especially when it comes to website security and backups and Duplicator Pro really shines in this department. We’ve only ever had to use them a few times but on each occasion, we’ve had near-instant replies together with offers to log in and go through the settings. We can’t fault them in any way!

Future-Proof Security Measures

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Cyber threats are always evolving and the good news is that Duplicator Pro has super-cool features such as password protection for backups and the installer, data encryption and compatibility with secure protocols such as SFTP and SSH. Your data remains safe from unauthorised access and gives you total peace of mind.


So for us, the choice is clear: Duplicator Pro is our backup solution of choice and we can’t see that changing anytime soon. It has everything we need such as secure backups, reliability, scheduling, cloud storage, great support and complete peace of mind.

They’ve not asked us to write this and we’ve not been given a free copy or anything like that (we wish!) but the good news is that right now (March 2024) they have a 50% discount offer which means that for 2 websites, you can get complete protection for just $49.50 / £39.00. It’s a no brainer so just head over to the Duplicator Pro website and get your copy today!