Take Control Of All WordPress Sites From A Single Dashboard
I manage a lot of WordPress sites, so maintaining updates, backups, optimization and security scans by hand is incredibly time consuming.
I was using ManageWP, but there were numerous issues. First, their backups are performed on your server-side, so if you attempt to backup a large site, it will constantly fail with PHP memory errors. Secondly, updates that were marked as completed often times were not actually performed. Add these issues to the fact that many of my clients have premium plugins, which Managewp doesn't support, and you can see why it was this was a no-go for my business model.
I felt defeated. I had to adjust my service offering so that updates and backups were less frequent since I was still doing a large portion of the maintenance by hand. Finally, I had enough and began searching for another option. I decided to give IControlWP with WorpDrive a test drive with a small sample of my personal websites. It didn't take long at all to realize this was the solution I was after. Backups are performed using their servers, which makes them flawless while reducing loads on your own servers. Updates occur just as they are reported. As a bonus, developing WordPress sites and moving them into production is no longer a chore. You can migrate an entire site in a matter of minutes.
If you're frustrated with similar plugins, you have to give iControlWP a try. I made the switch and haven't looked back even once.
I've tried almost every backup and maintenance solution for wordpress on the market and iControlWP is the best. By Far.
Previously I used managewp, the service was inconsistent at best, and support was almost on-existent. I can't count how many unanswered support tickets I had in my account, nor how many emails from support talking about bugs not yet being fixed or basic services they advertise that dont actually work.
But, icontrolWP is top notch. Support gets back to you in a matter of minutes, not days, and the service works well. The control panel has a nice ui, and allows for complete management of your wordpress installs. The worpdrive feature also works well, and is easy to find what you need and then download it.
In my opinion though,when dealing with backup solutions, it's not just the backup that counts - it's the restore. Here, icontrol wp works well too, and gives various options for restoring, copying and cloning your site.
I currently use vaultpress on one client site for backup, and icontrolwp on all my other sites. It is just as good as vaultpress - if not better, because it is less expensive for a better feature set.
I recommend them highly.
I've tried several WordPress management systems over the last week and iControlWP has a couple of features that set it apart from the others.
If you opt for the integrated WorpDrive backup service as part of your iControlWP package, daily change notifications can give you early warning of a compromised site.
If you want to verify that backup and restore are working properly, WorpDrive's Test Restore not only proves this, but also gives you a temporary sandbox copy of your site where you can test updates or other changes.
The team is also extremely responsive to suggestions and bug reports.
This is by far the best product in its class when it comes to managing WP. The interface is snappy and the technical support is stellar. Given that anyone can manage a single site for free, and additional sites under management are pennies per day, Worpit is a product that WP admins looking to simply their lives should give serious consideration to testing and implementing.
Managing WordPress updates for multiple sites is a breeze with Worpit. I'm extremely impressed by the constant improvements to the service, extra WordPress security features, and nearly immediate responses to my questions!
I have ManageWP and Worpitt paid accounts and Worpit is as so good as ManageWp for less ! ;-)
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