Best way to back up Wordpress?


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Hey guys,

I recently logged into my WP admin and noticed there is an update available, 3.9 I believe. It says I must back up before updating. I noticed there are quite a few methods used to back up and I was wondering whether anyone could point me in the right direction of how exactly I should do this back up. What is the best (and preferably simplest) way to back up my Wordpress? Are automatic WP back up plugins any good? If so, which one(s).

Come to think of it, i'm sure my host has a backup system in place, think I may have a look and give them a call to check.