Dropbox is a cloud storage service which is used by many to store and share files. The service is thought as similar with likes of Google’s Drive, Microsoft’s Skydrive and others. However, Dropbox is distinctively different as there is more that you can do with the service. You can periodically make the backup of your site to Dropbox.
There aren’t many who are looking to harness the usability of Cloud storage. We seriously recommend you to use Dropbox as a backup for WordPress hosted site. However, make sure that the folders to which you are making the backup aren’t shared publicly, otherwise you may land up in a mess. The benefits of using Dropbox is that you don’t waste your own resource, and it’s free and scalable to your need.
Below is the basic set-up on how to backup your WordPress site to Dropbox:
1. Register an account at https://www.dropbox.com/register.
2. Install this plugin “WordPress Backup to Dropbox” at your site.
3. Authorize the plugin to access your Dropbox account and adjust its settings to suit your needs.
We have kept the lines simple as most of the steps are self-explanatory.