Our latest VaultPress story features Dayne Shuda. Dayne runs a country music and merchandise site at Country Music Life and recently became a VaultPress customer.
— Paul, one of the VaultPress Safekeepers
Country Music Life was launched back in May 2010. It was actually at the suggestion of my girlfriend that I start a site about something I enjoyed. The site was launched and it’s been a great investment. On CML the posts cover the latest songs I hear on country radio. Also included are song lists with commentary about each song on the list. Country music fans use these lists to create their own music playlists for their MP3 players. It’s been fun.
When it came to launching the site there was really no other choice for a CMS than WordPress. My introduction to blogging came in 2008 when I started a personal blog about marketing – my main profession. I had been reading many blogs at the time and when I started researching what it would take to start my own blog it seemed like all my favorite blogs were using WordPress. I followed their lead and got started.
WordPress has proven to be a great choice. It’s easy to use and remains my preferred CMS today.
After a few months, Country Music Life started getting some real traffic but I’d been ignoring the need for backing up my data. I knew how to export files from the dashboard, but beyond that, backing things up was over my head.
The support staff at VaultPress helped me understand what they provided on top of backup and security. My concerns centered on how much I’d have to know about databases, files, etc. VaultPress seemed to be the easiest backup I had come across, and since it was created by the people that were behind WordPress.com I knew it was time to back up Country Music Life.
Even after signing up for VaultPress, I was a little wary of how the process would work. My concerns were eased almost immediately. The support staff helped me all along the way to get things setup and configured. Even a very minor database situation was solved in a snap. The people behind VaultPress were not only knowledgeable, but also willing to do the work for me when it came to getting things setup.
This was huge for me and made me feel even more comfortable with my decision to backup data at VaultPress.
For the price it was really a no brainer decision.
Knowing my entire blog is backed up and accessible should the unthinkable happen makes me feel secure. For a guy whose previous backup plan was crossing my fingers every time I updated WordPress, VaultPress makes me feel like I’m actually protecting my investment.
Check out Country Music Life here. If you’re a VaultPress customer and you’d like to be featured in one of our future VaultPress stories, please drop us a line. Thanks Dayne for sharing your story.