John Chow: How VaultPress Saved My Blog

It may not be quite as classic as man vs. man or man vs. nature, though man vs. blog may yet become a conflict staple in future literary works. John Chow starred in his own man vs. blog story while trying to upgrade Thesis, his site’s theme on July 3rd. In this tale, John credits VaultPress for the happy ending.

Two days ago, I did an upgrade on the blog’s Thesis theme, and something went terribly wrong. The blog got completely messed up. I thought I was screwed because I didn’t make a backup of the old theme before updating, and my system admin was out for the night. It looked like my blog would be down until the next morning. This was, of course, completely unacceptable. When you own a money-making blog, you cannot have it go down on you. Luckily, my blog is protected by VaultPress.

When my blog went down, I just logged into my VaultPress control panel, and chose a time before I did the upgrade that messed the blog up.

Restoring the blog was as easy as pushing the restore button and then confirming that I actually want to restore. VaultPress did the rest and my blog was fully restored in less than an hour.

I’ve been paying for VaultPress since the service started (pricing starts at $15 per month), but this was the first time I have ever had to use it. I’m happy to report that it worked like a charm. I highly recommend VaultPress as a cheap insurance policy against possible disaster.

We’re delighted that John Chow chose VaultPress to protect johnchow.com. You can learn more about how VaultPress can protect your content, theme, plugin, and site settings and customizations. Contact us with questions, or you could make our day, and sign up to protect your site.

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