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Recently, I signed up for VaultPress.  What is VaultPress?  It is a subscription-based protection, security and backup service for WordPress blogs and sites.  Subscriptions range from $15-$40/month.  Right now, if you sign up and are accepted into the private beta, you can get in at $15/month (Basic package) for the lifetime of your membership.  The Basic package is expected to be priced at $20/month once VaultPress opens to the public.

How does VaultPress work?  It’s super simple to setup.  Once you sign up, you download the custom plugin file which was created specifically for your site, upload it, and activate it.  That’s it.  It will now start backing up your entire WordPress install, plugins, themes, and database.  VaultPress keeps up to the minute snapshots which can easily be downloaded in the case you need to restore everything or just a single file.  Additionally, you can choose whether you want to download everything or just certain backed up data such as your plugins, uploads, database, or themes.

If you are concerned about the reliability, stability, or whether or not VaultPress will be around tomorrow – I can provide some comfort.  VaultPress is powered by Automattic the company behind WordPress.com, Akismet, etc.  That reassures me, so it should for you as well.  While the service isn’t free, it is absolutely a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to protect their WordPress site.  Whether you are a personal blogger, professional blogger, small or medium business, or IT manager, VaultPress has something to offer you.

I have been using the service for a few days now and I’m thoroughly impressed by how simple it is to use and how it literally just works right out of the box or .zip as the case may be.  I’ve included a screenshot of one of the control panel windows below.

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