Vault Press — New Private Backup Service For WordPress Blogs By Automattic
VaultPress is a new service (still in private beta) from Automattic that backs up your WordPress website. It is not yet open to the general public, but some luminaries in the WordPress community who were invited to use the service have reported good things. You can read more at WP Candy; apply for a “golden ticket” to join the private beta release here.
I signed up the other day and within 24 hours they sent me a “golden ticket” to join the private beta release. What this gets you is early entry to the service plus a discounted rate (about $5 less per month than usual). I decided to try out the basic service for one of my blogs, even though I’m already running the backup protocol I suggested on Monday, because I was impressed by the VaultPress interface and how easy they made things, and because I feel like belts and suspenders are necessary at this point. I had been hesitant to pay for backups at first, but in recent months I’ve been removing malicious code from my server on a regular basis — so, apparently, the spammers who are targeting WordPress know how to get around a lot of the security plugins that are already out there. Automattic, the company behind VaultPress, is Matt Mullenweg’s (founder of WordPress) company, so if anybody is going to do a good job at this, I would guess it’s them.
I will let you know how I feel about VaultPress as time goes on. So far it looks good, they provide screenshots of your blog up to the minute, and everything is really easy to use. If you want to try it out, sign up for a Golden Ticket and let me know how you like it as well.