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Keeping your WordPress backups in a secure, remote location is an important part of keeping your Website safe from harm. With the Total Upkeep plugin’s Premium Extension, you can use Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) to safely store your WordPress backups in case anything happens to your web server.
Why Amazon S3?
Amazon S3 is designed to have 99.999999999% durability and is extremely affordable. With S3, you pay for what you use in a scaling fashion, which makes it a perfect solution for websites of all sizes to keep secure offsite backups.
How to Configure Amazon S3 Storage
- You must already have an AWS account set up in order to follow these instructions.
- Sign into your AWS Management Console, and navigate to Security, Identity, and Compliance ➡ IAM.
- Click on Users in the left-hand menu, then click Add User.
- Name your new user and click Programmatic Access, then click Next: Permissions.
- Choose Attach existing policies directly.
- Type AmazonS3FullAccess into the filter and select the matching policy, then click Next: Tags.
- Click Next: Review, then Create User.
- Copy the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key to a safe location. This is the only time you will have access to them without creating new credentials.
- Log into your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Total Upkeep ➡ Settings ➡ Backup Storage.
- Next to Amazon S3, click Configure.
- Paste your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key into the corresponding fields, and click Save Settings.
- Exit the pop-up settings menu, check the box next to Amazon S3, and click Save Settings.
Using an s3-compatible Storage Service
You can also use Total Upkeep Premium for any S3-Compatible storage service, but the interface is a little confusing because it was originally designed for DreamHost’s DreamObjects service, which is an S3-Compatible object storage service.
You can set up your S3-Compatible storage service by navigating to Total Upkeep > Settings > Backup Storage and selecting the option to Configure DreamObjects. From there, you’ll just need your Access Key and Secret, as well as the hostname of your storage, and you’ll be able to store your backups there.
Congratulations! Your WordPress Backups will now be securely saved on Amazon S3 so you can rest easy knowing your website is safe.
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These instructions require the Premium Upgrade.