BackWPup vs BackUpWordPress Comparison

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Comparing BackWPup vs BackUpWordPressWhich backup plugin is the better alternative for my blog? With more and more competing premium WordPress plugins it gets harder and harder to answer that question. This article takes a look at two popular backup plugins: It compares BackWPup with BackUpWordPress in order to help you with your decision in choosing one.

There are several other alternatives to BackWPup and BackUpWordPress on the market which I have compared in separate articles. Go to my main WordPress Backup Plugins comparison to start your search.

Please note that this comparison only looks at the features on paper as reported by either plugin’s developers. It does not and can not tell you if or how well a certain feature will work for you. Because such a verdict would depend on too many variables, including your server setup and personal preference, I have decided to stick to the hard facts for this feature comparison between BackWPup and BackUpWordPress.

BackWPup And BackUpWordPress Feature Comparison

In my comparison I track 21 different features for all the WordPress backup plugins. In BackWPup you can find 11 out of 21 of those features. BackUpWordPress on the other hand offers 10 out of the 21 features in total.

BackWPup BackUpWordPress
Listing Data Verified?
User Rating

(2 reviews, add your own)

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Backup Features
Full Site Backups



Database Backups



Storage Space for Backups
Save to Dropbox



Save to Amazon S3



Save to Google Drive


Save to FTP



Save to Rackspace



Send Email Notifications



Differential Backup (Changes only)
Scheduled / Automatic Backups


Realtime Backups
BackWPup BackUpWordPress
Restore Features
Easy Restore
Migrate Site
Test Restore
History of Changes
Individual File Restore
BackWPup BackUpWordPress
Security Features
Security or Malware Scan
BackWPup BackUpWordPress
Other Features
Database Repair and Optimization


Database Text Replace
Multisite Support


Even if many of the features compared above overlap between the two competing products there is one very important difference: BackWPup as well as BackUpWordPress both provide a unique interface from which you will create secure backup files of your entire WordPress blog. Since it is hard to rate the quality of such an interface objectively I recommend that you try both products yourself before deciding for one.

BackWPup vs BackUpWordPress Price Comparison

WPscoop indexes the exact prixing plans of all compared plugins. Please refer to the table below for a quick overview of the prices of BackWPup and BackUpWordPress.

To find the cheaper backup plugin for your individual needs please go to my main comparison article. There you can search for the features you need and then see the exact price you would need to pay for BackWPup or BackUpWordPress (as well as other alternatives).

Price BackWPup BackUpWordPress
Minimum (1 Site) 0.00 USD 0.00 USD
Maximum (1 Site) 75.00 USD 120.00 USD
Minimum (10 Sites) 0.00 USD 0.00 USD
Maximum (10 Sites) 190.00 USD 1200.00 USD

Explanations: The minimum price compared above is the lowest price a product is available for, e.g. the version with the least features. The maximum price listed is for a version of the product that includes all features. For plugins that charge per addon it factors in the cost of all available addons. For some products the price increases if you want to use it on more than 1 WordPress site – the listed price for 10 sites shows if that is the case.

Disclaimer: While we update this comparison regularly we can not guarantee the prices displayed above are still correct and take no responsibility if they changed.

Product Videos

You can have a look at the Youtube videos below to see BackWPup and BackUpWordPress in action. That will give you a better idea of how the interface looks and which of the two backup plugins is easier to use.

BackWPup Video

BackUpWordPress Video

More Information

Visit the developers website to learn more about each of the WordPress backup plugins and order or download the software.

Most WordPress plugins have an option to test their service for free, either thrhough a basic free version, a trial period or online demo. Check if such an offer exists for BackWPup and BackUpWordPress and if so: Make use of it! By doing so you can compare both plugins directly and find out which one is the better alternative in you situation.

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Other Alternative Backup Plugins

But wait, there is more! Besides BackWPup and BackUpWordPress I have compared several other backup plugins on WPscoop. I recommend you start your search for BackWPup alternatives or BackUpWordPress alternatives in the main comparison article. There you can filter all different products and search for the features you need.

BackWPup vs. other WordPress backup plugins

BackUpWordPress vs. other WP backup plugins

Did you spot a mistake in here? Is some feature in my comparison out of date? Please leave a comment below so I can update the article!

Which one is the better WP backup plugin: BackWPup or BackUpWordPress? Please share your opinion or experience in the comments!

Last update on: 12.3.2015

About Thomas Höfter

I am a WordPress plugin developer from Germany. Some might know me from my WP Robot plugin or one of my free plugins but most don't know me at all. To change that you can write me a message or find me on Google+.

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