Backup… This is the story of my life! I always make every effort to back up everything: my computer, my website, important files (that I scan)… almost everything. Why? Just because if my computer crashes, I don’t want to lose years of hard work, so if the fire burns down my house, I want a copy of my diploma. This is why backups are so important. For my computer, I used a combination of cloud storage (Dropbox, iCloud, etc.) and Time Machine to save my computer every hour on dual hard drives. For my WordPress website, I usually use the excellent BackupBuddy. But from May 8, automatic (The company behind WordPress) has launched a light version of its own backup service called VaultPress.

WPExplorer uses VaultPress (Tom Ewer also installed it when recovering from a WordPress hacker), which we previously recommended on our website as one of the top 5 ways to protect WordPress sites. To be honest, the prices have been crazy until now (no, I won’t pay $40 a month for all my websites!).But the new “lite package” is just $5/month, This is a very good price.

Current VaultPress package

Currently, VaultPress has 3 packages: Lite, Basic and Premium. Here are the services that apply to everyone:


The main differences between these packages are real-time backup and daily backup and disaster recovery and 30-day backup. The compact package is enough for me. If you have a huge website with thousands of visitors every day, then the “Basic” package may be more suitable for you. If you are the son of Jay-Z, please purchase the “Premium” package (and give me one!).

Link your account

If you already have a account, you can link it to VaultPress, otherwise you will see the following:


To link your account, click this button in the upper right corner of the page:


Then choose a plan.

Subscription process

The subscription page is similar to the screenshot below. Just fill in the form.


After successfully completing the payment and debiting the credit card, you will be asked to enter your FTP credentials. This data will be used to restore your website. This step can be done later.


In this step, make sure to enter the correct port value. If you are using the SFTP protocol, the port is 22.

The next step is to install the VaultPress plugin on your website. Please follow these three steps:

  1. download insert
  2. Install the plugin on your website
  3. Registration key


After uploading and activating, the plugin will ask you to register. Use the key in the third field.


Enter the key here:

Let’s start the backup!

As soon as you enter the key, the backup will begin. This step may take a while:

Vaultpress_backing-upYou can then connect to your VaultPress account: and process the backup.

VaultPress dashboard

The VaultPress dashboard has 5 main sections. You can configure your account so that other users with a account can access your dashboard.

in conclusion

To summarize the first article about VaultPress Lite, what I want to say is that the registration process and installation are very simple. In the next part, we will see how to use the service function and how to learn more about VaultPress. That’s it so far! However, if you also subscribe to VaultPress, I would love to know your experience, so please write a review!