Backup Guard is the most complete backup and migration choice for WordPress. We offer the easiest way to backup, restore and migrate your WordPress based website or blog. You can backup/migrate your files, database or both.

Download Backup Guard Pro here:


  • Unlimited backup – create as many backups as you want, there is no limit
  • Backup files, database or both – you can backup your database or files, or both
  • Unlimited restore – restore any backup file whenever needed
  • Download backup – download your backup files for migration
  • Import backup – upload your backup file to restore it right away
  • Backup cancellation – cancel the backup process while it is not finished yet
  • Manage backups – delete backups, view backup or restore log
  • Backup customization – you choose which folders you want to backup
  • Live progress – precise progress of the current backup and restore process
  • WordPress multisite/network support

See Backup Guard Free in action here:


  • Website migration – migrate your website from one hosting/domain to another one
  • Scheduled backup – set the frequency and time to perform automatic backup
  • Multiple scheduled profiles – schedule your database and files to backup with different frequencies
  • Upload to FTP/SFTP – upload backups to FTP
  • Import from FTP/SFTP – import backups from FTP
  • Upload to Dropbox – upload backups to Dropbox
  • Import from Dropbox – import backups from Dropbox
  • Upload to Google Drive – upload backups to Google Drive
  • Import from Google Drive – import backups from Google Drive
  • Upload to Amazon S3 – upload backups to Amazon S3
  • Import from Amazon S3 – import backups from Amazon S3
  • Mail notifications – get notified when a backup or restore gets finished
  • Customize backup naming – specify your custom backup prefix
  • Backup retention – specify the number of backups you want to keep on your server
  • Cloud path – specify a custom cloud path where your backups should be kept
  • Background mode – perform backup in low priority mode
  • Emergency support – up to 24 hours

See Backup Guard Pro in action here:


The documentation you can find here:

This is how we operate

  • No extra libraries required
  • Support of large websites
  • New archive format: faster and smaller than Zip or Tar
  • Works in low memory & shared hosting environments
  • Serialized data refactoring for proper migration

Min. requirements

  • Backup Guard Free requires – PHP 5.3.3, zlib, WordPress 3.8
  • Backup Guard Pro requires – PHP 5.3.3, zlib, curl, WordPress 3.8

Supported hostings

  • AWS
  • Bluehost
  • Justhost
  • GoDaddy
  • DigitalOcean
  • Dreamhost
  • InMotion Hosting
  • Linode
  • Pagely
  • Pantheon
  • Siteground
  • Web Hosting Hub
  • 1&1

And others like: AdroitSSD, Arvixe, BigRock, CDmon, Dinahosting,, Flywheel, GreenGeeks, Hawk Host, HostedSafe, iFastNet, KartHost,, Locaweb, Loopia, Media Temple, Midphase, NameCheap, Netorigin, OVH, Pressable, Skywalkr, VHosting Solution, WebFaction, WebHostingPad, WEBTEXTMEDIA, World4You, Hostgator

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  • Unlimited backups & restores
  • Website migration
  • Scheduled backups
  • Cloud integrations
  • Mail notifications
  • Backup customization


Why is important to backup my website?

The majority of people value their digital content, but are still not backing it up regularly. More than 50% of adults, personally have and/or know someone who has lost files.

The fact is that, even though today’s technology is extraordinarily advanced and dependable, it can still fall subject to failure. So unless you have a routine backup solution, you’re at risk of losing all of your data at a moment’s notice.

How often should a backup be created?

It depends on how often data gets updated on your website. Maybe daily backups are not necessary and maybe monthly backups are not good enough, so the best way is measuring the amount of data that gets changed in your particular case.

What is included in the basic (free) plan?

Backup Guard Free gives you the ability to backup or restore your website as many times as you want. You can also download your backups and import them in other websites where Backup Guard is installed and running.

Why should I purchase Backup Guard Pro?

Although Backup Guard Free gives you the ability to backup and restore your website as many times as you want, your backups will only reside on your server. With our Pro plans you can upload your backups to the cloud of your preference, schedule your backups, receive notifications, and many other features.

That’s not all, if you are a paid user, you will receive priority/emergency support and finally, only with our Platinum plan, you will receive “unlimited plans” license which will allow you to install Backup Guard on as many websites as you want.

Backup Guard PRO

What other platforms has Backup Guard planned to support?

We currently support WordPress and Magento platforms, but with the help of our flexible and universal backup technology, multi-platform coverage is just around the corner. Prestashop and Joomla are next.

What are the minimum requirements for installing Backup Guard?

Your hosting/server must have installed PHP 5.3 or higher with zlib library enabled.

Note: depending on the product you are using, there more be more requirements, that’s why we recommend you to check our products section for more details.

What are the limitations of the backup created by Backup Guard?

Of course there is a limit regarding the size of the archive, but practically it is unreachable. We use our own SGBP archive format which compared to Zip doesn’t limit you to 4GB archive/file size or 65k of number of files.

It doesn’t matter if you are running 32-bit or 64-bit OS, if it’s Linux, Windows or Mac, everything is the same.

Something is not working, what should I do?

No software is perfect and we are not the exception. There are tons of different servers and configurations and something may go wrong in one of them.

When you are facing an issue of any kind with any of our products, the first thing to do is contacting us. We are here to help you, give you tips, advices and even create fixes/patches or features whenever needed.

How can I extract an SGBP file?

SGBP is our own archive format, therefore currently there is no software that can extract it.

Is it possible to migrate website using Backup Guard?

Although we don’t offer server migration feature, Backup Guard creates an exact snapshot of the current state of your website and whenever you restore it, the exact same state gets restored. So practically, you can migrate your website with just downloading and importing your backup.


Saved my butt!


I had been using the free version doing manual backups before making any changes in case of a disaster. Well it happened, I updated a plugin and created a big problem. Used the restore option and I was back up and running. I since decided to upgrade to the pro version since it offers scheduled back up and other tools like migration that I'm sure I'll be using in the future. Works as it should!




  • Bug Fixing
  • Memory usage improved


  • Memory usage improved
  • Database restoration improvement


  • Restore bug fixed


  • External restore bug fixes
  • Redirect bug fixed
  • Databes backup reloading bug fixed


  • Secure and reliable restoration
  • Charset and collate migration
  • LightSpeed web server support
  • Active user won’t be dropped after restoration
  • Plugin update logic was improved
  • Other security fixes and optimizations


  • Bug Fixing


  • Code cleanup
  • Reloading implimitation during database backup


  • Code cleanup
  • Reloading implimitation during restore


  • Reloading logic changed


  • Restore log improved


  • Restore bug fixed


  • Bug fixes and improvements


  • Migration logic updated


  • Bug fixing


  • Backward capability


  • Minor bug fixed


  • Migration as a Premium feature


  • Execution timeout message updated


  • Code cleanup
  • Migration logic improved


  • Discount notice added


  • Code cleanup


  • Check added if reloadings possible
  • Code cleanup
  • Minor bug fix


  • Option add to turn on/off reloadings


  • Plugin update bug fixed


  • Reloading logic improved


  • Reloading added


  • Conflict with BBpress solved


  • File read and write checks added


  • Plugin update bug fixed


  • Code cleanup


  • Anonymous usage report removed


  • Minor bug fixed


  • Table name inside log file bug fixed
  • Database string escape bug fixed


  • Migration bug fixed


  • Domain migration support
  • IE file download support


  • Files count bug fixed
  • Backup status bug fixed
  • And some UI bugs fixed


  • Custom backup logic improved
  • Security bug fix


  • Minor bug fixes


  • Minor bug fixes


  • Auto reload removed for chunks
  • Minor bug fixes


  • Anonymous usage report added
  • Minor bug fixes


  • Minor bug fixed with symlinks.


  • Minor bug fixed.


  • Initial commit.

Backup Guard v.1.1.35