VaultPress is a subscription service offering realtime backup, automated security scanning, and support from WordPress experts.
This is my personal experience and opinion and is without prejudice.
I signed up and paid for a year and when I needed to restore a backup yesterday it didn't work.
I did two restores, the first one missed out recent content and the theme and the second restore I did from the same restore point, did put back the theme but missed out big chunks of content.
It seems to me that backups are not being created in full for some or most of the time.
Personally I wish I hadn't ever bother with it or wasted my money on it and I am definitely looking for an alternative. The soon I get rid of this, the better.
After ten years of running my blog (six with WP), I thought it was about time I started backing it up properly. By that I mean paying for a decent service rather than battling with dodgy plugins that never seemed to work. I did a bit of research into this and decided that since Vaultpress is developed and maintained by Automattic, the developers of WP, I'd be in good hands. And I've been proved right.
On two occasions I've had to use my 'restore' option. Both involved changing host and the first time I needed help with the basics. The second time I had some issues with Vaultpress not hitting my new site. In both situations I had made an error but in both episodes the Vaultpress support team had been friendly yet thorough in their responses. I got my websites back up in no time.
As for the plugin, it's a no brainer. You need a Vaultpress account, of course, but the plugin does the rest. Just pop in your registration key and make sure it's all configured correctly on your Vaultpress dashboard, which you can access through your wordpress.com account.
The great thing about WP, the plugins and the internet in general is that it's all free. In some situations, however, I'm more than happy to pay for someone's hard work if it's going to make my life easier. For $5 a month, I can rest easy knowing this plugin is taking care of backup business.
Previously relied on other plugins which worked great for small sites but with my current site running at circa 16,000 posts and 1.3GB trying to back it up brought my system to its knees. VaultPress however, plays "nice" with available resources and my site is still useable in the process. I couldn't ask for more. Thank you !!
Thank for this life-saving product. Worked like a charm when I destroyed my site.
Within the first month I had to restore from a backup because of a website issue. Well worth the $5/mo.
Great plug-in, works perfectly!
Easy and useful
!Plugin install is Automatic ! :-)
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