Get VaultPress Lite: Cheaper WordPress Backup

By 09-05-2013   BloggingSecurityWordPress

We use Vaultpress WordPress backups and the new Vaultpress Lite plans they released make it more cheaper and affordable to a larger number of bloggers. I started using Vaultpress real time WordPress backup long time back and it has give me peace of mind that the whole blog, its image uploads, posts in database, themes and plugins are safely backed up and can be restored in one click.

VaultPress Lite

While I used to pay $15/month for the basic plan, I am now considering shifting to the cheaper $5/month Lite plan. The main difference now will be

Daily backups – right now Vaultpress does real time backups for our site and it is interesting to see activity logged into the database in realtime. But the site is not so busy to need realtime backups, and daily WordPress backup seems reasonable for our site.

vaultpress activity

30 Days Backup – Right now Vaultpress stores all the hourly backups since we subscribed to the service in 2011. I am sure there will never be a need to restore the database to 2011 or even a few months back. So again a 30 days backup seems reasonable for our site. It is enough to restore the site to a previous time in case it gets hacked, as most popular sites are at risk for hacking.

vaultpress archives

The rest of the features like the amazing automated site restore and the archives, stats and logs remain the same. Its great that Vaultpress Lite has made the plans more practical and affordable for most bloggers. Of course there are higher pricing plans which also provide security scanning, security fixes and priority support, which may be more useful for busy sites.

Though there are many WordPress backup tools out there, I prefer Vaultpress because it is run by Automattic, the makers of WordPress and who understands WP better than them. If WordPress is your major income stream, its a good idea to get an automated backup service …  those few dollars might save a much bigger investment some day.

4 comments on “Get VaultPress Lite: Cheaper WordPress Backup

  1. Kumar Suhas says:

    Thanks for taking attention to this, I am also using VaultPress basic plan though I actually do not need it.

    • P. Chandra says:

      Vaultpress is a safety backup which can come useful someday when the site is hacked.

  2. Brant Marsh says:

    We all know that the best paid and premium WordPress backup plugin right now are Vaultpress and Blogvault. I don’t really trust a free plugin although some work just fine but with my website’s content and database, it is really safe to pay a company to protect your online content and creations. Even geeky tech guys keep backups, what more those not-so-geeky ones. Without a reliable backup system means risking all your online hard work.

  3. Man says:

    Great Post. WordPress has a built in import (restore) and export (backup) system for transferring content from one location to another. It backs up posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags. Unfortunately, things like attachment files aren’t backed up.

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