Advanced WordPress Management - helping you get more done with less time and effort
It simply works, nice and beautiful. Everything is clear and the interface is smooth.
There are other companies out there offering the same service, and they have also good and solid code but, iControlWP is simply the only one offering incremental backups!
When you have a lot of sites and maybe heavy loaded with big files, all other solutions are useless, as your daily backup won't have the time to cycle through all sites in 24 hours. Plus you are putting an heavy load to your server.
iControlWP does it nicely by copying only the modified files, and it works!
I had to reinstall some site from a total crash and it was really a life saver.
Switched to iControlWP over a year ago to manage client, personal, and development sites.
Most of my experience is in direct comparison to ManageWP. I tried several other solutions before iControlWP, and iControl is better than all of them. The timely, friendly and dedicated tech support (usually the questions are due to my ignorance, not bugs) with iControl has made me a loyal long-term customer.
It is also fun to see new features being added all the time - the developers are obviously hard at work making the tool better and better.
I am SO happy I have iControlWP and WorpDrive backup! I "broke" my WordPress-based Toy Store site just a couple of days ago and it started showing me the WordPress "White Screen of Death" no matter what I tried... No access to the Admin area either. Then I simply restored it through my iControlWP account - and I am back in business! Thank you!!
Using this tool to manage a large number of sites. Paul and the guys at iControlWP are there when you have questions or any kind of issue. Very impressed with the whole system. Backups are critical and with the optional WorpDrive service, this is a no-brainier solution.
Keep the up the good job guys!
Anyone who manages more than one WP site needs this. It does what it says and at a price anyone should be able to afford.
Normally I don't leave reviews, but this product totally deserves my time. After studying other similar alternatives and testing all features to compare. iControlWP stands out by far!
I am amazed how the developer has been able to combine so many rich and complex worpress features into 1 place. He has done an excellent job on the UI making the complicated very simple to use with step by step wizards for every feature of the software.
We also compared many (over 7) back-up options and were reluctant to pay a little more than the others for Worpdrive, however after testing the backup under real life stressful situations, it worked like a charm. It truly worked with a press of a button, no need for all of the normal hassle. If you host WP sites for your clients, THIS IS A MUST! (this is much, much better than any other backup service out there)
Finally, what makes this product so special besides what's been mentioned are the people behind it, who truly stand behind it. I've asked for Paul's support many times and his support has totally exceeded my expectations every single time.
I am so glad I found you and look forward to growing our business with the piece of mind and efficiency your product provides ;)
I currently manage over a dozen WordPress sites with iControlWP. Combined with WorpDrive, this plugin saves me tons of time each month as I can quickly update plugins across sites and know that if something goes wrong I can easily "roll back" to a previous version. It is the first thing that I set up when I take over hosting for a new WordPress client.
I did a price comparison recently with a few other comparable services (backup plugins and managers) on the market. iControlWP is priced very competitively but their product is still top-notch.
- Ability to configure automatic updating on a per-plugin basis (no more logging in to manually order updates for Gravity Forms, Yoast SEO, etc)
- Clear notices and automatic emails when sites are disconnected or backups not functioning
- Very simple automatic backups with WorpDrive
- Features that I haven't even had time to take advantage of like new site templates
I'm very happy that I chose icontrolwp/worpdrive for my sites' management and backup about a year ago.
Over that time, not only has their product served my needs; but I have seen them add significant new features and UI improvements.
In addition, I have nothing but positive things to say about the team's customer service. I was particularly impressed to the level at which they disclosed and 'owned' a small amount of downtime that occurred during their recent growth.
I don't think there is a better product out there, particularly for the price.
I tried ManageWP previously but iControlWP won big time. The integrated super fluent backups are much better than ManageWP's. I had continuously failed backups with ManageWP. Not with iControlWP and WorpDrive combo. The plugin and theme management functionality is also much better. The support personnel is very ready to help and responds quickly (within hours and sometimes within minutes). I can just recommend it.
I have tried other services like this one in the past and eventually left them as they weren't effective at updating plugins consistently but after using this service now for a few months I finally feel that I have found the right tool to manage client website updates safely and effectively.
For me one of the most important things is knowing exactly what got updated when in case something goes wrong with a website. Being able to look back at exactly what got updated when makes it much easier to work out what happened and fix it quickly. With the backup option you can also just roll the site back to the day before you had the issue so there are some fantastic contingencies there too.
I have to also comment on the support as that for me is equally as important as the functionality. I had an issue with a site not syncing and sent in a support ticket that was addressed within hours of submitting it with an excellent explanation of what the issue was.
For me its the perfect tool for a web developer supporting multiple clients sites long term (which provides a steady income outside of just building websites).
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