Automattic Introduces WordPress Backup Solution

By on March 31, 2010
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Vaultpress will provide security, backup and restoration services to blog hosts.

One of the major irritations of the 12.1 million users of WordPress was its inability to safely backup their blogs. Users had to resort to third party backup services like Mozy and Backupify to protect their data content. Today Automattic, owners of the popular blogging site WordPress, has announced Vaultpress, providing users a ‘proper’ solution to backup and protect their self-hosted blogs.

Vaultpress, currently in private beta, will be a paid service and will probably be in the price range of $15 to $20 per month. It will be a user plugin that users can fit in to their blogs. The software will then continually monitor the blog for any suspicious activity and actively backup your blog and keep it running in top shape. Vaultpress will also update your blog with security updates automatically. At first, Vaultpress will be available on an invitation only basis and will eventually extend the beta to the public in the near future.

Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg says that “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.”

Think your blog is important enough for complete backup solution? Then, yeah, you can apply for Vaultpress private beta from here.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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