WordPress.com blog users (free and hosted version) have enjoyed Automattic’s backups and not worry about their content getting lost. But, the self-hosted WordPress blog users have been left to using some custom solution via Plugins like WP DB Backup or custom backup scripts until now.
Automattic has announced a WordPress.com branded solution called VaultPress for private beta. Matt Mullenweg from Automattic says
The vision of VaultPress is to ensure that blogs and sites under its care are always completely secure, regardless of what happens. Today, this means every bit of content will be safe, from plugins and themes to the smallest comment or post revision, with WordPress-aware, real-time, multi-cloud backups. This is some of the most advanced technology I’ve seen interact with WordPress.
In the future, if your site is tampered with in any way, we’ll know within minutes and can take appropriate steps. The VaultPress core engine will be able to protect you against zero-day security vulnerabilities by updating your blog with hot-fixes, even while you sleep.
VaultPress is a premium solution with a price tag of $15-20 a month but promises to be different than the current WordPress solutions in the following ways
- Protection and powered by Automattic – that reliably serves 10 million blogs and 250 million monthly visitors
- Premium Service
- Easy setup and fliexible scaling – via a WordPress Plugin
- Tailored to WordPress
- Realtime, continuous monitoring
- Backed by WordPress experts
With more and more self-hosted WordPress powering entire websites (my wife’s service plug ) and not just blogs, it is about time we had a reliable backup solution and I am glad Automattic is offering this.
If your business website is powered by self-hosted WordPress, would you mind paying for such a comfort?
Would VaultPress become the best paid WordPress backup solution?
[via VaultPress blog]