UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin

Version: 1.16.26

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Today we are going to talk about a plugin that is used for ..backup, UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin.

UpdraftPlus is considered as World’s highest-ranking and one of the most popular scheduled backup plugin. Today we are going to review this plugin.

Functionalities

The installation of this plugin is really easy. It is just like any other plugin. After installing you will find the dashboard in the Settings option.

On the first page, you will find the big button for Backup Now. They don’t waste any time. Click on it to start the backup process.

While the backup process, it creates a log just like BackupBuddy. So it is easier for the debugging process.

Also, for the restoration of the backup go to the  Existing Backups section.

But the dashboard design/UI can be more attractive.

UpdraftPlus Dashboard
                                                         UpdraftPlus Dashboard

With the  UpdraftPlus clone,  you can create a temporary site to migrate your new updates without the hassle of hosting.

UpdraftPlus Clone
                                                                    UpdraftPlus Clone

You can schedule your backup with UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin. Go to the Settings section and there you will find the option to schedule your file backup and database backup.

Also, for your UpdraftPlus backup location, you can choose from

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Amazon S3
  • Rackspace
  • OneDrive(paid)
  • SFTP(paid)
  • MS Azure(paid)
  • WebDav(paid)
  • Updraft Vault(paid)
  • Google Cloud
  • Email
  • Backblaze

You can send a backup to more than one destination with an add-on.

Settings
Settings

You can get the site information, export/import settings in the Advanced Tools section.

Advanced Tools
Advanced Tools

Features

Do you need a backup plugin? well, In case data loss happens due to an accident, malicious attack, or other catastrophes, making regular backups can be a lifesaver. And UpdraftPlus has features to cover these kinds of problems. Like,

  • You can easily clone and migrate your WordPress site
  • Along with backup, it can restore as well
  • Database encryption
  • High-Security backup
  • Automated and manual backups
  • UpdraftVault Storage
  • Encrypted transport to cloud storage
  • Backs up non-WP files and databases
  • Multisite compatibility
  • Reports when backup completes.

Advantages

So, what will be the advantages of using a WordPress backup plugin such as UpDraftPlus? well,

  • You can restore your website from any other backup plugin
  • It will allow you to perform a scheduled, complete and manual backup
  • You can clone your website for testing the updates without the hassle of hosting
  • Backup your data to any remote location
  • Option to restrict users to backup access
  • Option for multilingual site
  • You can schedule your backup according to your preferences
  • Advanced WordPress users can manage UpdraftPlus through WP-CLI.

Drawbacks

Nothing in the world has its fair share of disadvantages. UpdraftPlus also has some disadvantages. Like,

  • The schedule defaults to the manual method of backup but the user is expected to schedule backups before starting the process
  • Specification of the backup process so for a new user it is hard to know
  • The plugin will backup everything by default
  • Requires prior understanding before installation
  • You need to install UpdraftPlus and upload all the backup zips inside the wp-content/updraft folder of your new installation and go to the UpdraftPlus dashboard to restore them.

Technical Report

LOC

Lines of code 74320
Logical lines of code 55671
Comment lines of code 18600

Object-oriented programming

Classes 521
Interface 2
Methods 2046
Methods by class 3.93
Lack of cohesion of methods 1.59

Coupling

Average afferent coupling 1.73
Average efferent coupling 2.12
Average instability 0.74
Depth of Inheritance Tree 1.34

Package

Packages 9
Average classes per package 59.67
Average distance 0.21
Average incoming class dependencies 3.11
Average outgoing class dependencies 5.78
Average incoming package dependencies 2.11
Average outgoing package dependencies 2.56

Complexity

Average Cyclomatic complexity by class 19.89
Average Weighted method count by class 27.89
Average Relative system complexity 187.54
Average Difficulty 7.34

Bugs

Average bugs by class 0.63
Average defects by class (Kan) 1.16

Violations


Critical 0
Error 138
Warning 94
Information 60

Technical Report
Technical Report

Cyclomatic Complexity Chart

Cyclomatic Complexity Chart
Each file is symbolized by a circle. The size of the circle represents the Cyclomatic complexity. The color of the circle represents the Maintainability Index. Large red circles will be probably hard to maintain. Greens are easy to maintain.

Support

They have FAQ to help the users and make their onboarding journey easy.

You are entitled to their support forum if you buy a license for the UpdraftPlus premium plugin. UpdraftPlus support has a quick response time.

Pricing

The core plugin is free but if you want the exclusive features you can grab the paid ones.

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$70.00 $195.00 $145.00 $95.00 $399.00 / year

Final Word

UpdraftPlus has over a million+ active install, making it one of the popular scheduled plugin in WordPress repository. It has all the basic features of a backup plugin and you are getting it free.

Simple, reliable and client-friendly but the UI can be more attractive.

All right sparky!

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The plugin scores great on our tests. Everything looks good!.

  • Minimal impact on memory usage
  • Minimal impact on pagespeed
  • No PHP errors, warning, notices
  • No Javascript issues
  • Latest PHP 7.2.16 compatible
  • Latest WordPress 5.4.2 compatible
  • Optimized database footprint
  • No activation errors
  • No resource errors
  • Frequently updated
  • No problems were detected during tests.
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Performance

Memory Usage Memory Usage

  • Average memory usage is 363.81 KB
  • This is less than 52% plugins

Page Speed Page Speed

  • Average page loading time is increased by 0.01s
  • This is faster than 99% plugins

Page Tests (after activation)

Memory Usage UpdraftPlus

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=updraftplus
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 1.31s
  • Memory Usage: 0.78 MB

Memory Usage UpdraftPlus

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=updraftplus
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.78s
  • Memory Usage: 0.54 MB

Memory Usage UpdraftPlus

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=updraftplus
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.81s
  • Memory Usage: 0.54 MB

Memory Usage UpdraftPlus

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=updraftplus
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.73s
  • Memory Usage: 0.54 MB

Memory Usage UpdraftPlus

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=updraftplus
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.81s
  • Memory Usage: 0.54 MB

Memory Usage Plugins Page

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/plugins.php?plugin_status=all&paged=1&s
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.37s
  • Memory Usage: 0.86 MB

Memory Usage Front Page

  • Page URL: /
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.23s
  • Memory Usage: 0.43 MB

WPHive User Rating

5

Overall Quality

Measures the overall quality

5

Ease of Use

How easy it is to use?

5

Quality of Support

Satisfied or not?

5

Value for Money

Is it good bang for the buck?

5

Features

Is it feature riched?

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Speed Test Benchmark

  • Before plugin activation
  • After plugin activation

Pages

Benchmark

Change

Average Change
- 0.01s
/(front page)
- 0.08s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
- 0.01s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
- 0.01s
/wp-admin/edit.php
- 0.01s
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 0.06s
/wp-admin/media-new.php
- 0.18s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 0.03s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
- 0.14s
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 0.18s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 0.03s
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 0.01s

Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark

  • Before plugin activation
  • After plugin activation

Pages

Benchmark

Change

Average Change
+ 363.81KB
/ (front page)
+ 3.78KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 48.13KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 48.27KB
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 48.23KB
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 48.52KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 54.97KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 48.19KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 44.45KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 50.21KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 49.36KB
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 56.13KB

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Ease of Use
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Quality of Support
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Value for Money
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Features
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  24 Jan, 2020

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5/5
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Easy of Use
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5/5
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5/5
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