When Automattic launched VaultPress, a subscription-based protection, security and backup service for WordPress blogs and sites in March, the company was flooded with requests for the new service. Still in private beta, VaultPress now has a long wait list of users wanting to use the service. But today, WP Engine, a powerful hosted WordPress platform for WordPress.com users who need more flexibility or existing WordPress.org users, is giving you a ‘golden ticket’ to VaultPress.
WP Engine, which launched in July, provides a enterprise-level hosting service for WordPress.com blogs or for WordPress.org users who are tired of managing servers and doing IT work themselves. WP Engine makes sure blogs have super fast page load times, and scale when hit with a ton of traffic.
One request WP Engine received was for extra security and backup services. VaultPress not only backs up all data on self-hosted WordPress blogs, but also monitors sites for suspicious activity or a hacking and will eventually fix issues automatically. WP Engine found VaultPress to be complimentary to their service, and struck a deal with Automattic to allows their users to automatically have access to use VaultPress for their blogs.
So by using a WP Engine WordPress site owners will be able to access a ‘golden ticket’ to VaultPress. WP Engine is the first company to partner with VaultPress and Automattic in this way. As of now, you can only get a ticket through Automattic or WP Engine.
WP Engine starts at $50 and VaultPress costs around $15 to 20 per month, so combining the combined services are fairly easy on the wallet.
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Automattic is the company behind WordPress.com, the simplest, most secure way to start web-publishing immediately on the open source WordPress platform. They also make Jetpack for WordPress, which bundles a number of social improvements to the WordPress core software as a single plugin. Automattic offers a number of products, like VaultPress and Akismet, on a freemium model so anyone can use them for free, and later have the choice to pay extra for premium features. Automattic has over 150 employees, including...