Use VaultPress to Un-Hack and Backup Your WordPress Blog

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If you’re unfamiliar with VaultPress, allow me to introduce you. VaultPress provides WordPress security, backup and support for self-hosted blogs. With VaultPress, you’re content is backed up in realtime and synched across 3 grids (the Automattic grid and at least 2 other cloud services) so there’s no way you’re going to lose any content. You’ll also get backup stats and snapshots as well as security alerts in case an intrusion is detected. The basic plan starts at $15 per month per site.

One amazing feature is the one-click data restore that can get your database back up and running properly with the click of a button. Once the VaultPress plugin is installed, you also get a cool status bar on your dashboard that gives you live messages about what’s happening on your blog at any given time. To me, the VaultPress Concierge Service is by far the best feature as it directly connects you with VaultPress security experts who will directly (hands-on) protect your crucial WordPress data. It’s that excellent Concierge Service I want to talk about now because it went way, way beyond my expectations.

A few months back, a multi-author self-hosted WordPress blog I was involved in creating and writing for got hacked. Thanks to a vulnerability in the TimThumb image re-sizer being utilized by the WooThemes framework the site was built on, ...

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