Comparison of features of website backup services: CodeGuard, BackupBuddy, VaultPress and BlogVault
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Features (click the links to read more on ResearchAsaHobby.com)CodeGuardBackupBuddyVaultPressBlogVault
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Cost (minimum plan)$60/year, $36/year (3-year plan), 1 site$80/year, 2 sites$55/year (daily backups), $165/year (hourly backups), 1 site$89/year, $165/year (immediate backups, Beta), 1 site
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Free trial14 days free trial (with credit card credentials), or money-back guarantee (with PayPal)No5 days (only with Jetpack), 30 days money-back guarantee7 days money-back
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Incremental backups (much more efficient than full backups)YesNoYesYes
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Storage for your backups and limitsFrom 5Gb and more on a secure and reliable cloud storage (based on Amazon S3)On your server by default. Or their own 1Gb free off-site storage Stash. Or use your own account with some online storageOff-site storage (their own data centers). No limits in Gb are providedOff-site a secure and reliable cloud storage (based on Amazon S3), as well as their own servers. No limits in Gb are provided
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What's backed upEverything on your hosting account, including or excluding any file(s), folder(s) and database(s)The entire WordPress folder and databaseOnly a part of WordPress siteA part of WordPress folder and database by default. There's also option to back up other files and folders (within the WP folder)
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How long backups are stored7, 14, 30, 60, 90 days to save space or unlimited at your choice. Limit by sizeNo limits in days are provided. Limit by size only. Full backups only.30 days30 days
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Storage capacity estimation (how long daily backups could be stored before exceeding storage, basic plans, for my current website)150 daysLess than 14 days (1 GB free on Stash)30 days30 days
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Most frequent backups scheduledDailyDatabase daily, files weeklyDailyDaily
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Real-time backups (expensive plans)NoNoHourly optionImmediate option (Beta)
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What website size is supportedAnyThe smaller website the better performance. More than 2Gb backups not supported.AnyAny (contact if size is more than 5GB)
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How fast backups are createdVery fastDepends on your website size, server performance and configurationVery fastVery fast
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Load of server during backupsVery littleDepends on your website size, server performance and configurationVery littleVery little
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How to restore a website1-clickUpload script, run multistep wizard, or/and specify FTP/DB settings1-click (not full site)Set up connection and run restoring
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Individual file(s) and folder(s) restoringFully supported, 1 click operationSupported from within the pluginSupported, 1 click operationNot supported, but you can download individual files
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SecurityVery high:High:High:High:
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- data encryption;- use Stash storage or other secure storage options with secure connections and data encryption;- although SFTP and SSH is supported, they also encourage to use FTP (which is less secure)- SFTP and SSH are supported;
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(for more information about website security click here)- secure connections (SSH, SFTP, SSL);- manual malware scanning of website.- no malware scanning of backups on basic plans (although some essential scanning is performed).- no malware scanning
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- access keys are stored in separate place;
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- secure Amazon S3 storage;
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- automatic malware scanning of backups.
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ReliabilityVery highAverage. Hugely depends on your website size and server parameters and configuration.Very high. But keep in mind that it does not backup everything.Very high
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Ease of setup/useVery easyThe bigger website the more issues possibleVery easyVery easy
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Reporting options- Dashboard with backup and file changes information;- Issues notifications by email;- Issues notifications by email;- Issues notifications by email;
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- Daily email reports about file changes;- Server-side tools.- Some WordPress statistics for each backup.- Some WordPress statistics for each backup.
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- Issues notifications by email.
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Multiple independent websites supportFully supported.Backup management supported via Sync productNot supportedNot supported
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User/Client accessSupported, including branding of your company/agency.Supported via Sync productSupportedNot supported
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Multisite (multiuser, WPMU) supportSupported as the entire site network backup/restoreExperimental onlySupported with restrictionsSupported as the entire site network backup/restore, multiple licenses are needed for 2+ subsites.
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Clone/migrate websiteNoYesYes (but not complete site according to the backup). Requires already installed WPYes (but make sure no data is missed). Requires already installed WP
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Test restoringSupported only automatic pre-restoring backupCan be done via clone/migrate functionalityCan be done via clone/migrate functionalitySupported (test restore is performed to the test server)
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Will it work if WordPress (WP) is crashedYes, fully functional. Does not require any software to install.Partly. WP and the plugin are required for creating backups. No WP needed when restoring full site.No, WP and the plugin need to be repaired/installed firstPartly. WP and the plugin are required for creating backups. No WP needed when restoring full site.
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Other CMS supportYes, any CMS and html websitesOnly WPOnly WPOnly WP
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Number of clients/websites servicedOver 70K customers and 280K websitesDid not replyThey're unable to provide this informationOver 10K customers
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