When it comes to backing-up WordPress, I’ve tried a lot of different website backup services.
Most have been free, some paid. Some were only database backups, others included the entire wp-content folder.
But it wasn’t until I acquired ChurchMag that I took my website backups so seriously. It didn’t take me long to figure out that:
So what did I do?
I signed-up for the best WordPress backup you can get:
VaultPress is seriously the best that money can by.
Since there is so much invested in ChurchMag, paying for their Premium service was a no-brainer. I love the fact that ChurchMag has:
- Realtime Backup
- Daily Security Scanning
- One-Click Fixes for Security Threats
- And more!
In the first few weeks, I continually had security threats. I had previously thought this kind of feature was a bunch of smoke and mirrors, but after nuking some nasties, I was convinced it was worth it.
Moreover, the idea that every time someone leaves a comment, saves a post draft or a plugin is updated, everything about WordPress is backed-up immediately! During the busy times of day, you can actually watch the realtime backups of the database as comments are left.
And when we recently changed hosting provider, I was able to use VaultPress’ Site Migration Assistance and easily download parts of my backup.
In the last several months, I’ve never been happier with a WordPress service. It’s totally worth the $40 a month.
But … and that’s a big but … VaultPress isn’t for everyone.
VaultPress has a new Lite plan for only $5 a month!
Now even some of the smallest church website budgets can justify the cost of VaultPress. Although it doesn’t include nearly the features as Premium or the realtime backup that’s included in the Basic package, you’re still using the same rock-solid backup service.
That’s a small price to pay for piece of mind and one less thing you have to worry about taking care of. After all, you get what you pay for!