1&1 Backup for WordPress: Fully automatic, zero configuration backups

Together with prompt updates, backups are essential for the security of your WordPress website. There are many plugins and services for backing up your WordPress website. None of them are zero configuration and all have specific requirements.

This is why we created an automatic backup solution, that helps you keep your WordPress installation clean and fast – no additional plugins or services required. Your backups include everything you need to restore your Website: the WordPress database as well as all WordPress files. WordPress-Websites in Free Mode will have automatic backups enabled by default from now on, starting with WordPress on Performance Servers.

All the backup magic happens automatically on our servers, so you can focus on your website and content.

Managing your backups in the 1&1 App Center

Open your 1&1 App Center. In the dedicated section of your WordPress website you will find a new entry: Automatic backup. Automatic backups are activated by default.


To manage your backups or restore an existing backup, click Backups.

In the Backup and restore section you can activate/deactivate automatic backups and display the details of a backup plan. If you activate the backup function for the first time, the first backup will be created the following night.


Backups secure your database and files. They are created every 30 days and stored for one month.

Download and restore backups

In the section Manage and restore backups, click the desired backup. The detailed view shows you all important information about your backup: date, size, WordPress version, PHP version, and more.

Now you can download, restore or delete the backup.


  • If you want to archive certain backups or install them on another system, select Download backup.
  • If you want to restore your backup, select Restore backup.

You can choose to directly Restore your backup or to create an additional backup of the current state before restoring the old backup. We recommend you to Restore with backup, because this option offers additional flexibility and it doesn’t take long.


The restore usually takes only a few seconds. However, it depends on the size of your website.

wordpress-backup-11-restore-siuccess-enAfter restoring a backup

After restoring your website, you will find an additional backup in the backup overview. This backup corresponds to the state before the restore. This way, you can quickly switch between different states of your website.

wordpress-backup-11-restore-backup-entl;dr / Get started directly

This animation shows you how to restore a backup of your WordPress-Website in under a minute. Open your 1&1 App Center.


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2 thoughts on “1&1 Backup for WordPress: Fully automatic, zero configuration backups

  1. Is it better to install WordPress manually or do it using the autoinstaller in 1and1 control panel?

    1. Philipp Bellmann says:

      1&1 WP Backup is currently available exclusively when you install via the 1&1 App Center.

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